Coyle v. Smith 221 U.S. 559 (1911)

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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.

David Gordon