Fortson v. Toombs
379 U.S. 621 (1965)

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U.S. Supreme Court

Fortson v. Toombs, 379 U.S. 621 (1965)

Fortson v. Toombs

No. 300

Argued November 18-19, 1964

Decided January 18, 1965

379 U.S. 621

Syllabus

After holding the Georgia Legislature to be malapportioned, the District Court enjoined appellant election officials from placing on the 1964 ballot or subsequent ballots, until the General Assembly is properly apportioned, the question of adopting a new state constitution. Appellees suggested that the issue was moot.

Held: This part of the decree is vacated and remanded to the District Court to consider the present need for the injunction.

Decree vacated in part and remanded.

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