In this excerpt, Nakell reveals some of the constitutional issues that guided his advocacy for the Lumbee and Tuscarora Native Americans in Robeson County. Nakell believed that the Supreme Court’s ruling in Baker v. Carr (1962), widely seen as establishing the principle of "one person, one vote," rendered double voting unconstitutional. He had trouble convincing people in Robeson County of his belief, but eventually won his case before the Fourth Circuit United States Court of Appeals. Animosity between Tuscarora and Lumbee Native Americans was so strong that not only did Nakell pose in two separate celebratory photos, but, he recalls, one Tuscarora man held a knife to his throat after he referred to the group as Lumbees.