Texas Redistricting Plan Ruled Discrimanatory by Federal Court

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A Three-judge panel of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia Circuit found the Texas Redistricting Plan, as presented by the Texas Legislature, to be discriminatory and illegal under the Voting Rights Act of 1965.  Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott says he will appeal the decision to the Supreme Court.

More information available from:
http://www.mysanantonio.com/default/article/Texas-redistricting-plan-ruled-illegal-3821662.php

 http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/29/us/federal-court-calls-texas-voting-maps-discriminatory.html
 http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/aug/28/texas-loses-electoral-maps-latinos?newsfeed=true
 http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-08-28/texas-voter-district-maps-rejected-by-u-s-judges.html
http://www.texastribune.org/texas-redistricting/redistricting/court-texas-political-maps-dont-protect-minority-v/

 

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