BOND EXPELLED FROM
GEORGIA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
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JULIAN BOND sits while members of the Georgia House are sworn in. Legislators angered by his endorsement of an anti-war statement issued by the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee had filed a petition objecting to his being seated. By a 185 to 12 vote, the legislature expelled him and declared his seat vacant. He ran for the vacancy and won; a special House Committee again expelled him. He ran again for a regular two-year term and won; on December 5, 1966, in Bond v. Floyd the United States Supreme Court decided unanimously that the Georgia House acted unconstitutionally and Bond was ordered admitted.
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