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Morgan v. United States
United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
801 F.2d 445 (1986)
An election for the United States House of Representatives seat in the Eighth Congressional District of Indiana occurred in November 1984 between Democrat Frank McCloskey and Republican Richard McIntyre. The results of the election were extremely close. Multiple recounts were conducted, and eventually the House of Representatives (the House) (defendant) stepped in to determine the outcome. On May 1, 1985, the House voted to seat McCloskey. A group of registered Republican voters (collectively, the voters) (plaintiffs) filed a lawsuit in federal court against the House, arguing that the House’s actions regarding the election violated the United States Constitution. The district court dismissed the case. The voters appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Scalia, J.)
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