A Vote in the House for the District of Columbia?

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Dr. Kermit Roosevelt
Professor of Law
University of Pennsylvania

Researches and teaches constitutional law and conflict of laws.

“Giving Washington, D.C., a vote in the House of Representatives is consistent with our underlying democratic principles, but I see no way to square it with the text of the Constitution. Representatives are apportioned among the states, and D.C. isn't a state.”