John has had an extraordinary amount of difficulty with this case. Perhaps it is small wonder. It is an example of the problems attendant upon three-judge court jurisdiction and the theories this Court has spun about that jurisdiction.
Blackmun, H.A. Memorandum to the Conference, Carter v. Stanton, 405 U.S. 669 (1972). Box 367, Harry A. Blackmun Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.