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Latino Clout Turns on Supreme Court View of One-Person-One-Vote

  • Supreme Court called on to interpret half-century-old standard
  • Appeal may give more representation to Republican strongholds
Election signs cover the lawn at Austin Community College on Nov. 4, 2014, in Austin, Texas.

Election signs cover the lawn at Austin Community College on Nov. 4, 2014, in Austin, Texas.

Photographer: Erich Schlegel/Getty Images

It turns out the idea of "one person, one vote" isn’t as simple as it sounds.

The U.S. Supreme Court will put that half-century-old constitutional principle to the test Tuesday, hearing an appeal that liberal groups say would transform the way legislative maps are drawn, giving more voting clout to Republican strongholds and less to Hispanic communities.