Texas To Ask Supreme Court To Review Voter Map Ruling

Law360, Dallas (August 31, 2012, 7:51 PM EDT) -- Texas filed a formal notice Friday that it would appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court an Aug. 28 federal court decision that held its redistricting maps discriminated against minorities, while a separate federal panel in Texas ruled Friday the state won’t have to draw new maps before November’s general election.

A special three-judge panel from the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on Tuesday held redistricting maps drawn by the Republican-dominated state Legislature in 2011 don’t qualify for preclearance under Section 5 of the...
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