In the early 1960s, judicial attitudes about entering the "political thicket," especially in areas such as reapportionment where elected officials had a blatant conflict of interest with citizens, began to change. Consequently, democratic reform groups sued the state of Maryland, arguing it not only violated the U.S. Constitution's requirement of "one-person, one-vote" but also violated its constitution's majority requirement for convening a con-con. The con-con rules entered the lawsuit only as a vehicle to reapportion Maryland. Representing the state, Maryland's attorney general argued that no constitutional violations had been made and, in any case, such political issues did not belong in court. The lower courts chose to evade the con-con issue, with theU.S. Supreme Courtultimately ruling in 1964 that Maryland had violated the U.S. Constitution and would have to reapportion its legislative districts.