Texas Appeals Federal Redistricting Suit To Supreme Court

Law360, Houston (October 19, 2012, 8:46 PM EDT) -- The state of Texas on Friday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a federal panel’s ruling that its federal and state legislative redistricting maps fall short of federal requirements designed to protect the voting rights of minorities.

In a jurisdictional statement filed with the high court, the state claims that a special three-judge panel from the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia was wrong when it found the maps had a retrogressive effect on minorities and were enacted with a discriminatory purpose, disqualifying...
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