redistricting

Ryan Poppe

The State Capitol is a lot quieter now that the special session is over and it looks like it will stay that way for a while.  The Texas Attorney General’s office will not ask Gov. Greg Abbott for a second special session over the state’s redistricting fight.

From Texas Standard:

In a much-anticipated ruling, a panel of three federal judges in San Antonio has invalidated two of the state's 36 congressional districts. The ruling represents the sixth time this decade that Texas electoral districts have been invalidated by federal courts, based on findings of intentional discrimination.

From Texas Standard:

For the first time in more than a decade, the Supreme Court will take up a case questioning a common practice U.S. lawmakers use to draw political maps: gerrymandering.

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By the end of this summer Texas could have new voting maps for Congressional and State House districts.
 

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