Nation: Slow-Burning Fuse

"The pigs and cows in Moore County have better representation in the Tennessee legislature than the citizens of Nashville and Davidson County." So complains Nashville's Mayor Ben West, referring to the fact that Tennessee's smallest county (pop. 3,454) has far greater voting power in the legislature than the second most populous one (pop. 399,743). Angered by the arrangement—and by the failure of the Tennessee legislature to redistrict since 1901—a group of Nashville citizens eight years ago started action that led to a major Supreme Court decision last week.

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