Brief Fact Summary. Powell (Plaintiff) was elected to serve in the House of Representatives for the 90th Congress. However, a House resolution prevented him from taking his seat. Powell challenged this resolution.
Synopsis of Rule of Law. Non-justiciable political questions will not be reviewed by the Court because the Constitution commits another branch of government to determine these issues.
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