Colegrove v. Green


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Felix Frankfurter remains something of enigma. An activist in early life, after his appointment to the Supreme Court, he came to stand for a restraint that seemed at odds with his past. His Opinion in Colegrove v. Green is the embodiment of his philosophy of judicial restraint. Kenneth W. Colegrove, a professor at Northwestern University, sued the governor of Illinois, Dwight H. Green, over the state’s 1901 apportionment law, which he saw as a violation of the Fourteenth Amendment. In...