Texas Court Open To Bail-In Preclearance For Voting Maps

Law360, Houston (September 6, 2013, 8:23 PM EDT) -- A federal judicial panel said Friday that Texas’ decision to rescind 2011 redistricting maps does not render moot an effort by minority groups to invoke the “bail-in” provision of the Voting Rights Act to subject the controversial maps to federal preclearance.

The three-judge panel in San Antonio rejected the state's effort to dismiss challenges to the maps brought by individual residents, lawmakers and minority advocacy groups, saying that repealing the maps does not make the case moot given a “reasonable possibility” the state could try to...
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Case Information

Case Title

Perez et al v. Perry et al

Case Number



Texas Western

Nature of Suit

Civil Rights: Voting

Date Filed

May 9, 2011

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