Skip to comments.Opinion analysis: Texas scores near-complete victory on redistricting
Posted on 06/25/2018 3:50:03 PM PDT by SMGFan
This morning the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Texas in a dispute alleging that the states lawmakers had drawn redistricting maps to discriminate against some of the states black and Hispanic residents. By a vote of 5-4, the justices threw out almost all of a ruling by a three-judge federal district court that would have invalidated the maps, agreeing with the lower court only that one state legislative district was a racial gerrymander. Todays ruling means that elections this year will likely go forward using the existing maps.
The decision came in the two cases known as Abbott v. Perez, which date back to 2011, when Texas Republican-controlled legislature began to redistrict after the 2010 census. The legislatures federal congressional and state legislative maps never took effect, because a three-judge district court (which normally hears redistricting cases) barred the state from using the maps and created its own plans instead. But the U.S. Supreme Court threw out the court-created maps in 2012, telling the lower court to use the state legislatures maps as a starting point for new maps. The district court did so, and in 2013 the state legislature adopted the maps for permanent use.
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So much for the Rats effort to get the courts to do for them what they couldnt win at the ballot box.
Is the Texas’s 18th district gone ? hehe
The bastards never sleep that’s for sure.
5-4. Our system hangs by a thread, at the moment.
Sorry Wile E Democrat try again and thanksfor playing
Attorney General Ken Paxton never gave up the fight! Let’s re-elect him on Nov. 6.
It’s a state House district; there are 150 of those. I don’t know which one was tossed out.
The rage continues to build...
For some reason teachers in Texas hate him
After the way they refused to intercede on the Pennsylvania congressional map grab by democrat state court judges, there was no way they could now involve themselves in the Texas redistricting.
What the rats did in PA was outrageous, and the Supreme Court Justices let them get away with it.
And Lupe Valdez thinks she will be the next Gov! Bwaahaahaa!
“For some reason teachers in Texas hate him”
Yea, he wants kids to actually LEARN, when they’re at school.
Thank Trump for Gorsuch
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