Baker V. Carr Case Summary

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Baker V. Carr Case #1. 1962. Summary: The main importance of this case was that the Supreme Court decided that this was, in fact, a question that the courts could decide. Once the Supreme Court opened the doors to this kind of lawsuit, then, later cases resulted in the Court requiring states to redraw their districts so that all citizens would have equal representation. Issue: existing apportionment denied voters of urban areas equal protection under the law as guaranteed by the 14th Amendment. Decision: The Court reformulated the political question doctrine. Bowers V. Hardwick, Case #2. 1986. Summary: A male homosexual was criminally charged for committing consensual sodomy with another male adult in the bedroom of his home.Issue: Whether

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