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Supreme Court takes up fight over Texas electoral districts


WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear a bid by Texas to revive Republican-drawn electoral districts for state legislative and U.S. congressional seats that were thrown out by a lower court for diminishing black and Hispanic voters' clout. (Reuters Politics) More More

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Posted on 23 January 2018 | 11:00 am | Google News

Wanted: Redrawn political districts that encourage the competition of ideas rather than gerrymandering - Dallas News


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Wanted: Redrawn political districts that encourage the competition of ideas rather than gerrymandering
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Posted on 22 January 2018 | 3:01 pm | Google News

Long-winding Texas voting rights litigation spotlights Gov. Greg Abbott's role - Fort Worth Star Telegram


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Long-winding Texas voting rights litigation spotlights Gov. Greg Abbott's role
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The controversy over the MLK parade could very well be chalked up to a local dust-up. But it is also emblematic of the scrutiny Abbott has faced as the high-profile court battles over the validity of some of the state's electoral measures near their ...

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Posted on 21 January 2018 | 5:48 pm | Google News

Supreme Court delays order for North Carolina to redraw congressional districts - USA TODAY


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Posted on 18 January 2018 | 7:28 pm | Google News

Justice Dept., Fighting to Kill DACA, Asks for Supreme Court Review - New York Times


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... that it will ask the Supreme Court to immediately review a federal judge's ruling that ordered the government to restart a program that shields some young illegal immigrants from deportation. The administration's request is unusual, and it comes ...

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Posted on 16 January 2018 | 4:06 pm | Google News

As US Supreme Court takes up Texas redistricting case, it dismisses partisan gerrymandering appeal - Texas Tribune


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Texas, for now, will not join the list of states fighting in court over the limits of partisan gerrymandering. As it considers cases out of other states over whether extreme practices of partisan gerrymandering can be deemed unconstitutional, the U.S ...
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Posted on 16 January 2018 | 10:57 am | Google News

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