Texas Judges Allow DOJ Intervention In Voting Maps Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (September 24, 2013, 8:53 PM EDT) -- A panel of Texas federal judges on Tuesday allowed the U.S. Department of Justice to intervene in a Voting Rights Act suit challenging an allegedly discriminatory redistricting plan the state adopted in 2011, finding intervention wouldn't prejudice the existing parties or cause undue delay.

Since the court is allowing the plaintiffs to amend their complaints and setting a new timetable for parties to conduct hearings related to the 2011 maps, the existing parties won't suffer any prejudice based on the timing of the intervention, Tuesday's divided...
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