East Carroll Parish Sch. Bd. v. Marshall, 424 U.S. 636 (1976)
U.S. Supreme CourtEast Carroll Parish Sch. Bd. v. Marshall, 424 U.S. 636 (1976)
East Carroll Parish School Board v. Marshall
Argued January 21, 1976
Decided March 8, 1976
424 U.S. 636
In adopting a multimember reapportionment plan for a Louisiana parish calling for the at-large election of certain parish officials to remedy malapportionment among the parish wards, the District Court, in the absence of special circumstances dictating the use of such a multimember arrangement, abused its discretion in not initially ordering a single member reapportionment plan.
485 F.2d 1297, affirmed.