South v. Peters - 339 U.S. 276 (1950)


U.S. Supreme Court

South v. Peters, 339 U.S. 276 (1950)

South v. Peters

No. 724

Decided April 17, 1950

339 U.S. 276

Syllabus

1. The Federal District Court properly dismissed the complaint herein challenging the validity of Georgia's county unit election system under the Fourteenth and Seventeenth Amendments. Pp. 339 U. S. 276-277.

2. Federal courts consistently refuse to exercise their equity powers in cases posing political issues arising from a state's geographical distribution of electoral strength among its political subdivisions. P. 339 U. S. 277.

89 F.Supp. 672 affirmed.

The District Court dismissed a suit to restrain adherence to the county unit system prescribed by Ga.Code Ann. §§ 33212 et seq., in the forthcoming Democratic Party primary for United States Senator, Governor, and other state offices. 89 F.Supp. 672. On appeal to this Court, affirmed, p. 339 U. S. 277.



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