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1. The act of reapportioning or the state of being reapportioned.
2. Redistribution of representation in a legislative body, especially the periodic reallotment of US congressional seats according to changes in the census figures as required by the Constitution.
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the act of changing how much of something different people deserve or should be given; redistribution
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(ˌri əˈpɔr ʃən mənt, -ˈpoʊr-)

1. the act of redistributing or changing the apportionment of something.
2. the redistribution of representation in a legislative body.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.reapportionment - a new apportionment (especially a new apportionment of congressional seats in the United States on the basis of census results)
apportioning, apportionment, parceling, parcelling, assignation, allocation, allotment - the act of distributing by allotting or apportioning; distribution according to a plan; "the apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives is based on the relative population of each state"
reshuffle - a redistribution of something; "there was a reshuffle of cabinet officers"
U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA, America, the States, U.S. - North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
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As with all departed justices, Brennan's imprint on the law has receded over time, but legislative apportionment, freedom of the press from libel litigation by public officials, ending gender discrimination, and perhaps in the future an end to capital punishment all stem from seminal Brennan opinions.
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(76.) Alaska, Kansas, Colorado, Illinois, Mississippi, New Jersey, Oregon, and Virginia all allow for some exclusion of either military personnel or prisoners in local or state legislative apportionment. See, for example, Groh v.
Then, the Court's ruling that the legislative apportionment schedule violated the equality clause, without subsequent invalidation of the election results, could be liberal.
(2) This clause mandated that the government count three-fifths of the enslaved population in determining each state's legislative apportionment. Many people continue to believe that this apparent degradation of slaves as fractional human beings was the ultimate insult to black Americans.

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