Holding: Court declines to hear case ruling that the issue presented is a political question. Article IV – 4 (Guaranty Clause) “The United States shall guarantee to every state in the Union a Republican form of government…” It is not for the court to decide what a Republican form of government is.
Brennan distinguishes political questions from political cases. “The doctrine of which we treat is one of political questions not one of political cases.
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