Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Texas Redistricting

SCOTUS has declared most of Texas' redistricting plan constitutional. The court ruled broadly that the Constitution does not prohibit redrawing district lines when it advantages one party over another. However, writing for the majority, Justice Kennedy threw out a portion of the map that violates the Voting Rights Act of 1965 because of its effect on Latino voters. To read the full text of the 132 page opinion, see link below.

League of United Latin American Citizens v. Perry .

(Contributed by Catherine Runion & Kristina Cooper)

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