This WaPo article describes this report on the constitutionality of giving voting representation to the District of Columbia in the House. Apparently, Kenneth Starr and Viet Dinh think the proposal passes constitutional muster. Im dubious. My proposal (not altogether tongue-in-cheek): give the District back to Maryland, and handle the representation of its residents that way. I dont favor the constitutional novelty of a city thats not quite a state, and would rather return to the status quo ante, if were no longer going to have special federal district.