No. 617.

285 U.S. 355 (1932)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided April 11, 1932.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Messrs. George T. Simpson and Alfred W. Bowen, with whom Messrs. John A. Weeks and W. Yale Smiley were on the brief, for petitioner.

Messrs. Henry N. Benson, Attorney General of Minnesota, and William H. Gurnee, Assistant Attorney General, for respondent.

MR. CHIEF JUSTICE HUGHES delivered the opinion of the Court.

Under the re-apportionment following the fifteenth decennial census, as provided by the Act of Congress of June 18, 1929 (c. 28, 46 Stat. 21, 26), Minnesota is entitled to nine representatives in Congress, being one less than the number previously allotted. In April, 1931, the bill known as House File No. 1456, dividing the State into nine congressional districts...

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