What Was About Wesberry V. Sanders?

Wesberry v. Sanders was a Supreme Court case involving Congressional districts in Georgia. James P. Wesberry, a voter of Georgia's 5th district, filed a case in the court against the governor of Georgia, Carl E. Sanders, because the 5th district had a population two to three times larger that of other districts.

Wesberry claimed that the system weakened his constitutional right to vote compared to other voters. The Supreme Court ruled the case on February 17, 1964. According to Justice Black, the difference between the districts of Georgia was a significant violation of the Constitution. The case was reversed and remanded. The Wesberry Act was a major move towards revolutionizing of the redistricting law.