Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Texas Election Maps Blocked

SCOTUSblog reports Texas election maps blocked. "Finding that the Texas state legislature tried to make it look as if it were not drawing new election districts to cut down on minority voters’ strength at the polls, but actually did just that, a three-judge U.S. District Court in Washington on Tuesday refused to give legal clearance to new maps for electing the state’s thirty-six members of the U.S. House of Representatives and both houses of its state legislative body."

There's an update: "Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott announced he will take “immediate steps” to appeal this decision to the Supreme Court."

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