Baker v Carr

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Bush V Gore. The Fourteenth Amendment. The Equal Protection Clause. States’ election laws. Baker v Carr 1962. Tennessee had failed to reapportion the state legislature for 60 years . Baker, a voter, brought suit against the state (Joe Carr was a state official in charge of elections) in federal d.... ID: 459568 Download Presentation

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Baker v Carr Bush V Gore

The Fourteenth Amendment

The Equal Protection Clause

States’ election laws

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Baker v Carr 1962

Tennessee had failed to reapportion the state legislature for 60 years

Baker, a voter, brought suit against the state (Joe Carr was a state official in charge of elections) in federal district court, claiming that the dilution of his vote as a result of the state's failure to reapportion violated the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution.

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The Supreme Court

agreed with Baker that his rights had been violated under the equal protection clauseEven though the case concerned state leg, it led to reapportionment of congressional districts“one man one vote” became the synopsis of the case

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Bush v Gore 2000

At issue was the recount of the ballots in two counties in FloridaElectoral College meets Dec 15 to elect President-time constraint

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Because the ballots were not standardized the court ruled that the recount must stop

Governor Bush was awarded Florida’s electoral votes based on the original tally and therefore received the 270 voted need to become President

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Both cases involved the Equal

Protection Clause of Amend. 14Both involved state election laws, not federal concerns

http://www.oyez.org/cases/2000-2009/2000/2000_00_949

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