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dc.contributor.authorMcGreal, Paul E.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-10T20:34:10Z
dc.date.available2016-05-10T20:34:10Z
dc.date.issued2001en_US
dc.identifier.citationPaul E. McGreal, Unconstitutional Politics, 76 Notre Dame L. Rev. 519 (2001).en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10504/87342
dc.description.abstractThis Article argues that the federal statute requiring election of the United States House of Representatives by single-member districts is unconstitutional. Simply put, this statute, which was first enacted in 1842, commandeers the states to draw single-member congressional districts every ten years. Members of the 1842 Congress hotly debated and carefully considered the constitutionality of commandeering the states to make law, using many methods of constitutional argument employed by courts and commentators today: text, history, structure, and prior government practice. The statute passed narrowly and has never been judicially challenged.|Given the Supreme Court's holding in New York v. United States, I argue that the federal districting statute amounts to Unconstitutional Politics. I carefully examine the relevant constitutional text, structure, history, precedent, and prior government practice, and conclude that if Congress wants the House elected by single-member districts, Congress must draw the districts for each state. Otherwise, states may experiment with other electoral systems, such as at large or multi-member districts, as they see fit.en_US
dc.titleUnconstitutional politicsen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.rights.holderCopyright (c) 2001, Paul E. McGrealen_US
dc.description.volume76en_US
dc.title.workNotre Dame Law Reviewen_US
dc.description.pages519-641en_US
dc.subject.fastConstitutional lawen_US
dc.subject.fastApportionment (Election law)en_US
dc.url.fasthttp://id.worldcat.org/fast/875797en_US
dc.url.fasthttp://id.worldcat.org/fast/811773en_US
dc.date.year2001en_US
dc.date.monthJanuaryen_US
dc.description.issue2en_US
dc.program.unitSchool of Lawen_US
dc.url.link3http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1274166en_US
dc.url.link1https://heinonline.org/HOL/Page?public=false&handle=hein.journals/tndl76&page=519&collection=journalsen_US
dc.contributor.cuauthorMcGreal, Paul E.en_US
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