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US Supreme Court Issues Guidance to District Court in Texas Electoral Map Controvery

Posted: January 20, 2012 Filed under: Uncategorized

Folks watching challenges to recently redrawn state electoral maps may be interested in this article summarizing today’s unanimous, unsigned order from the Supreme Court of the United States. The order requires a three judge district court in Texas to start its map-drawing exercise anew, this time giving due regard to those portions of the state’s proposed plan that do not reflect illegal considerations. The district court redrew the state’s electoral map after concluding Texas’s proposed map did not comply with the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

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