Coyle v. Smith 221 U.S. 559 (1911)
COYLE v. SMITH 221 U.S. 559 (1911)
This decision construed the guarantee of a republican form of government in a case involving a state's admission to the Union. The enabling act admitting Oklahoma specified the location of the state capital, a condition which the Oklahoma legislature soon violated. The Supreme Court struck down the limitation as outside the limits of Congress's power over admission.