Lawsuit Seeks More Representation for Mississippi

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

A federal lawsuit, that could double or even quadruple the size of the U.S. House, argues that citizens in Mississippi and four other states don't have enough representatives, while Wyoming, Rhode Island and a few others get too many.

Three federal judges in Oxford, Miss., will hear arguments Friday in the lawsuit filed by attorney Michael Farris that challenges the way the 435 House seats are divided among the 50 states.

The suit, considered a long-shot by some experts, was filed against U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, whose department oversees the Census, as well as Census Bureau director Robert Groves and others.


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