The House Apportionment Formula in Theory and Practice

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This report has four major purposes: to summarize the constitutional and statutory requirements governing apportionment; to explain how the current apportionment formula works in theory and in practice; to summarize recent challenges to it on grounds of unfairness; and to explain the reasoning underlying the choice of the equal
proportions method over its chief alternative, major fractions.

Creator(s): Huckabee, David C.
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: October 10, 2000
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Huckabee, David C.

Specialist in American National Government

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: October 10, 2000
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Description:

This report has four major purposes: to summarize the constitutional and statutory requirements governing apportionment; to explain how the current apportionment formula works in theory and in practice; to summarize recent challenges to it on grounds of unfairness; and to explain the reasoning underlying the choice of the equal
proportions method over its chief alternative, major fractions.

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23 Pages.

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