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Reynolds vs. Sims

Photo of African Americans marching for equal voting rights.APPEAL FROM THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF ALABAMA
November 13, 1963 --- Decided: June 15, 1964
     The case originated in Alabama because the Alabama legislative group had not apportioned their population, thus taking away the peoples' right to equal protection, as in the 14th Amendment of the Constitution.  The case was in the United States Supreme Court and ruled state legislature districts had to be close to equal in population.  The voters in Alabama brought suit against many of the state officials that were involved with elections.  The voters thought that the apportionment of Alabama was unconstitutional and if the state wasn't reapportioned they wanted the 1962 election to be held until the state was finally reapportioned.
 
 
 Baker v. Carr & Reynolds v. Sims

 The Similarities

 The Differences

 *went against the 14th ammendment

 *One in Alabama, one in Tennessee

 *reapportioned the state legislatures

 *Alabama:1963, Tennessee: 1962

 *went to Supreme Court

 *Alabama took away rights of equal protection

 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 Find!: What ammendment did the state of Alabama go against? Is it the same ammendment as the case of Baker  v. Carr?
 
 
  Discuss!: What do you think the cartoon represents?
 
 
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