Lone Star Reports

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:

Read the Full Decision Here

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Recent Reports

AG releases file containing over 6 million Texas SS numbers. Misuse avoided only by vigilance of opposing counsel.

A legal brief filed by opponents of the Texas Voter Photo ID law reveals that Attorney General Greg Abbott exposed millions of Texas voters’ full Social Security numbers to possible theft and abuse.

Yesterday, the Lone Star Project released a report analyzing and giving our view of the relative standing of the 11 candidates for the Democratic Party nomin

Leaders emerging from crowded candidate field

With the first quarter financial reports now in and the May 29th Democratic primary about six weeks away, the race for the Democratic Party nomination in new Congressional District 33 is taking shape. The new District 33 is considered a safe Democratic seat, so the Democratic primary election is tantamount to the general election. With 11 Democratic candidates in the race, we expect that none will gain a majority of the vote on May 29th, forcing a July 31st run-off between the two top finishers.

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