Lone Star Reports

Overview of New Map

  • A three-judge panel just released the remedial map correcting the unconstitutional redistricting in South Texas.

Today, a three-judge panel of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the decision of U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks and ruled in favor of the Texas Democratic Party on the DeLay ballot challenge.

The Jackson plaintiffs, which include the Democratic Congressional interveners, filed a remedial redistricting plan and brief today in the Texas redistricting case. The plan meets all the requirements set forth in the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision.

Mid-Decade and Partisan Redistricting Unchecked, African American Voting Rights Ignored, South Texas Map Scramble Underway

Overview

While the Supreme Court’s Texas decision was split 5/4, included six separate opinions and over 132 pages of text, the bottom line is clear:

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Recent Reports

Plan includes new North Texas minority opportunity congressional district, does not include Travis County-based district

Earlier today, the Federal District Court in San Antonio released the interim maps to be used for the 2012 elections in Texas.

Senator Wendy Davis’ tough, smart, legal fight protects Fort Worth minority neighborhoods

Just a short time ago, the state Attorney General’s office agreed to drop its efforts to dismantle Senate District 10.

Key Plaintiff groups file advisory informing Court of opposition to AG Proposal

The congressional redistricting proposal announced earlier today cont

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