Texas Can't Escape Challenge To Redistricting Plan
By Jess Davis
Law360, Dallas (July 1, 2013, 9:39 PM EDT) -- A panel of Texas federal judges on Monday refused to dismiss a suit challenging a state redistricting plan adopted in 2011 and allowed the parties time to request that the court also consider a challenge to new election maps approved last week by the Legislature.
The San Antonio panel denied a motion filed Friday by Gov. Rick Perry that argued that the case should be dismissed as moot in light of new district maps adopted by the state June 24, and gave the parties in the...