Powell v. McCormack

Powell v. McCormack
by the Supreme Court of the United States

Powell v. McCormack, 395 U.S. 486 (1969) was a United States Supreme Court case decided in 1969. It answered the question of whether Congress has the authority to exclude from being sworn in and enrolled upon its rolls a person who has been duly elected or appointed by the people or the executive authority of his/her district or state and who otherwise meets the requirements set forth in the United States Constitution for serving in Congress. Excerpted from Powell v. McCormack on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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United States Supreme Court

395 U.S. 486

Adam Clayton POWELL, Jr., et al., Petitioners,  v.  John W. McCORMACK et al.

 Argued: April 21, 1969. --- Decided: June 16, 1969

[Syllabus from pages 486-488 intentionally omitted]

Arthur Kinoy, New York City, and Herbert O. Reid, Washington, D.C., for petitioners.

Bruce Bromley, New York City, for respondents.

Mr. Chief Justice WARREN delivered the opinion of the Court.


This work is in the public domain in the United States because it is a work of the United States federal government (see 17 U.S.C. 105).