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Latinos Can’t Force Change To Texas High Court Elections

Law360 (September 13, 2018, 9:16 PM EDT) -- A Texas federal judge said Wednesday that Latino candidates' lack of success in at-large elections to the state's two highest courts was due more to partisanship than to race, rejecting a challenge by an advocacy group and several Hispanic individuals.

U.S. District Court Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos said Wednesday that a suit brought under the Voting Rights Act of 1965 by several Hispanic individuals and the advocacy group La Union Del Pueblo Entero against the state showed that Hispanic-preferred candidates for the Texas Supreme Court and Texas Court of Criminal Appeals were often defeated...
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Lopez et al v. Abbott et al


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2:16-cv-00303

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Texas Southern

Nature of Suit

441(Civil Rights: Voting)

Date Filed

July 20, 2016

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