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Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Law - U.S. Supreme Court upholds most of Texas' redistricting map

And it did so by a vote of 7-2, meaning redistricting can take place anytime
(and perhaps many times) during a decade, and political redistricting is in. Or perhaps not.

Here is what NPR's Nina Totenberg says.

From the Dallas Morning News:

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court upheld most of Texas’ contentious congressional redistricting plan today, declaring one San Antonio-based district invalid but handing Republicans a big win overall.

The court said that the Constitution permits state legislatures to redraw district boundaries in the middle of a decade, not just after the U.S. Census is completed every 10 years. And it rejected Democrats’ claims that Texas Republicans went too far to gain partisan advantage from the new map they created in 2003.

For more, follow Prof. Rick Hasen's Election Law Blog. He already has several valuable posts up.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on June 28, 2006 01:04 PM
Posted to Ind. Sup.Ct. Decisions