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uh pawr shuhn muhnt

  • n  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

  • It holds that crazy-quilt systems of legislative apportionment may violate the 14th Amendment to the Constitution requiring "equal protection of the laws.
  • In fact, without my amendment the apportionment bill is not constitutional.
  • These included: settlement of the Ottoman debt by apportionment among ex-Ottoman territories; regulation of concessions; settlement of the Mosul (Oil) Question; conclusion of .

  • Henry McMaster in Forbes
    We are very pleased,McMaster said. "The question of apportionment of the river is one that affects all aspects of South Carolina life, from jobs economic growth, industry, environment, agriculture, recreation, even our culture."
  • Marco Rubio in FOXNews (blog)
    Rubio, The former Speaker of the Florida House, tells Fox News, "When it comes to political apportionment, the Census should count legal American citizens only. Gov. Crist's position to include illegal immigrants in this count would dilute the...
  • Ken Salazar in Pueblo Chieftain
    We did not want California to gobble up all of the water supply on the Colorado River, and they would have done that under the doctrine of equitable apportionment,Salazar said. "In my view the compact is sacrosanct. I will fight tooth and...

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