Missouri Constitution

Article III
LEGISLATIVE DEPARTMENT
Section 45

August 28, 2013



Congressional apportionment.

Section 45. When the number of representatives to which the state is entitled in the House of the Congress of the United States under the census of 1950 and each census thereafter is certified to the governor, the general assembly shall by law divide the state into districts corresponding with the number of representatives to which it is entitled, which districts shall be composed of contiguous territory as compact and as nearly equal in population as may be.

(1962) Statute dividing state into 10 congressional districts, the least populous containing .087% and the most populous containing .117% of the state population and all but one of which were reasonably compact, was a constitutional apportionment. Priesler v. Hearnes (Mo.), 362 S.W.2d 552.


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