No. 36.

223 U.S. 118 (1912)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided February 19, 1912.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mr. E.S. Pillsbury, with whom Mr. Oscar Sutro was on the brief, for plaintiff in error.

Mr. John J. Dye and Mr. Addison C. Harris, submitted a brief as amici curiae, by leave of the court, in support of the contentions of the plaintiff in error.

Mr. A.M. Crawford, Mr. George Fred Williams and Mr. Jackson H. Ralston, with whom Mr. S.H. Van Winkle, Mr. W.S. U'Ren and Mr. C.E.S. Wood were on the brief, for defendant in error.

Mr. George H. Shibley, Director of the American Bureau of Political Research of People's Rule League of America; Mr. Robert L. Owen, United States Senator from Oklahoma, Chairman of the National Committee, People's Rule League of America, and Mr. J. Henry Carnes as counsel, for the State of Oregon, filed a brief for the defendant in error.

Mr. George Fred Williams, as counsel for the States of California, Arkansas, Colorado, South Dakota and Nebraska, filed a separate brief for defendant in error.

MR. CHIEF JUSTICE WHITE delivered the opinion of the court.

We premise by saying that while the controversy which this record presents is of much importance, it is not novel. It is important, since it calls upon us to decide whether it is the duty of the courts or the province of Congress to determine when a State has ceased to be republican in form and to enforce the guarantee of the Constitution on that subject. It is not...

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