Chief Justice Earl Warren
Earl Warren (March 19, 1891 – July 9, 1974) was a California lawyer, prosecutor, and governor who became chief justice of the Supreme Court (1953 – 1969). Although Warren presided over a slew of cases that affected everything from the criminal justice system to racial equality, he called Baker the most important case of his career.
Justice William Brennan
William Brennan, Jr. (April 25, 1906 – July 24, 1997) was the Supreme Court justice (1956 – 1990) who wrote the decision in Baker. In his opinion for the Court, Brennan said the Court could decide legislative apportionment cases, setting new standards for what could be considered a “political question” beyond judicial consideration.