Baker v. Carr, 369 U.S. 186, was a landmark United States Supreme Court case from 1962 that established the right of federal courts to review redistricting issues, which had previously been termed "political questions" outside the courts' jurisdiction. The Court’s willingness to address legislative reapportionment in this Tennessee case paved the way for the “one man, one vote” standard of American representative democracy.
Baker v. Carr is the reason that each U.S. House congressional district is roughly the same size in population. The average size of a congressional district based on the 2010 Census apportionment population will be 710,767
What is the Constitutional basis for the ruling in Baker v. Carr?
What was the most significant consequence of the ruling in Baker v. Carr?
What other landmark cases revolve around the question of redistricting?
How different would the U.S. be without the Baker v. Carr ruling?
Do you think the ruling in Baker v. Carr was a good ruling?