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New Battle Front Opens in Washington, DC

The Texas redistricting battle opened a second front last week when the State of Texas bypassed the US Department of Justice and filed with the Federal District Court in Washington, DC to request preclearance of the Republican redistricting plans.

Marc Veasey
New legal challenge ramps up Texas congressional redistricting fight

Just moments ago, State Representative Marc Veasey (HD95 – Fort Worth) made good on his pledge to ask the federal courts to block the Republican congressional redistricting plan.

Republican attack on minority voters sets stage for legal battle

Yesterday, as one of its final actions in the current Special Session, the Texas Senate agreed to changes made by the State House to the Republican congressional redistricting plan, thus clearing the way for Governor P

Which plans are relevant? What happens next?

Yesterday, the Texas House passed a congressional redistricting plan that is a gross political gerrymander very similar to the Plan C141that was approved by the Republican dominated State Senate earlier this month.

Tom DeLay
GOP plan will continue DeLay legacy of advancing Republican control by undermining minority voting rights

The Texas Senate Redistricting Committee announced today that it will hold a hearing to consider congressional redistricting this Thursday, May 19, 2011.

East Texas Republican accused of selling and using drugs

Videos released in the last days of hotly contested campaigns – especially those accusing one candidate or the other of illegal or immoral actions – are typically rebutted as overtly misleading or outright false.

Dems Detail Partisanship and Voting Rights Failures in Republican Brief

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Overview of New Map

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

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

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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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