Texas Districting Plan Struck Down By Supreme Court

Law360, New York (January 20, 2012, 1:56 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Friday that a Texas federal court didn't take enough guidance from the Texas legislature's challenged congressional and state government redistricting maps when it issued its own interim maps in November.

In a per curiam opinion striking down the maps, the high court said some elements of the Western District of Texas' plans “seem to pay adequate attention to the state’s policies, others do not, and the propriety of still others is unclear.” Critics have contended the legislature's maps are engineered to...
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