Swann v. Adams,
383 U.S. 210 (1966)

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Swann v. Adams, 383 U.S. 210 (1966)

Swann v. Adams

No. 973

Decided February 25, 1966

383 U.S. 210


This reapportionment case, instituted in 1962, was remanded to the District Court for further proceedings in light of Reynolds v. Sims, 377 U. S. 533, and companion cases. The Florida Legislature, on June 29, 1965, enacted a reapportionment plan which the District Court on appellants' challenge, filed July 6, held unconstitutional on December 23. That court, however, gave the plan interim approval. The period for which such approval was given would delay valid apportionment in Florida until at least 1969.

Held: There is no warrant for perpetuating the unconstitutional apportionment for three more years. The case is reversed and remanded to the District Court so that a valid reapportionment plan will be made effective for the 1966 elections.

Reversed and remanded.

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