Baker v. Carr: O'Rourke recalls important case

March 28, 2012 | Vince Moore

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Fifty years ago this week the United States Supreme Court decided Baker v. Carr, one of the most important voting rights cases of the last century. It also determined that the right to vote and to have that vote count for something is at the very heart of a democracy.  To commemorate the anniversary of the case, communication studies professor Sean O’Rourke co-authored an op-ed for The Commercial Appeal in Memphis, Tenn.

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Read the op-ed