In three recent cases the Supreme Court has reopened the question of the extent to which federal courts will review the general fairness of state schemes of legislative apportionment. It is a question on which the Court has had nothing to say for over a decade, leaving the bar to patch together the current state of the law from the outcome of cases disposed of without opinion considered against a backdrop of language used in earlier decisions.
Jo D. Lucas,
Legislative Apportionment and Representative Government: The Meaning of Baker v. Carr,
Mich. L. Rev.
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