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Lucas v. 44th General Assembly of Colorado
United States Supreme Court
377 U.S. 713 (1964)
In November 1962, two amendments to the Colorado Constitution relating to apportionment of state legislators were considered. Amendment No. 7 proposed apportioning state representatives based on population but maintained the existing system of apportionment of state senators, which combined population with other factors. Amendment No. 8 proposed apportioning the state house and senate based solely on population. Amendment No. 7 was adopted by the voters, and Amendment No. 8 was rejected. Amendment No. 7 was challenged as a violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Warren, C.J.)
Dissent (Stewart, J.)
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