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I don't usually agree with statements made by Commissioner Richard Rothschild, but I do agree with his comments that the Supreme Court's decision in Reynolds v. Sims (1964) damaged the functioning of a bicameral legislature by allowing increased urban representation in the Maryland Senate while decreasing rural representation.

Reynolds v. Sims ruled that state legislative districts had to be roughly equal in population. I'm not a lawyer, but I agree with the lone Supreme Court dissenter, John Marshall Harlan, that if Reynolds was correct, then the U.S. Constitution's provision for two senators from each state would be "constitutionally suspect" because the 50 states do not have equal populations.

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Joe Vaughan

Westminster

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