Texas redistricting

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The Gilmer Mirror
Puzzling shapes: Travel across this gerrymandered Texas district - Puzzling shapes: Travel across this gerrymandered Texas district by Jim Malewitz Alexa Ura Chris Essig and Matthew Zhang Aug. 23 2017 As part of our Lock The Vote series we...Puzzling shapes: Travel across this gerrymandered Texas district As part of ou
The Gilmer Mirror / Posted 8 hours ago
Puzzling shapes: Travel across this gerrymandered Texas district As part of our Lock The Vote series, we examine a key piece of Republicans’ 2011 redistricting strategy, which courts said discriminated against minorities: U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett’s... Read more
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The Washington Times
Federal court orders Texas to redraw its congressional district linesA federal court that just five years ago approved Texas’s map of congressional
The Washington Times / Posted 23 hours ago
A federal court that just five years ago approved Texas’s map of congressional districts now says the very same map is illegal because it discriminates against Hispanics — sparking a new court fight over how states draw the lines for their U.S. House... Read more
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KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene
With Supreme Court appeal, Texas wants to keep congressional map intactAUSTIN, Texas (Texas Tribune) - If Gov. Greg Abbott calls a second special legi
KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene / Posted 4 days ago
AUSTIN, Texas (Texas Tribune) - If Gov. Greg Abbott calls a second special legislative session this summer, it won’t likely be for redistricting. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton revealed Friday that Abbott has no plans to ask lawmakers to redraw... Read more
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Daily Herald
Math experts join brainpower to help address gerrymanderinggerrymandering, and legal experts say the swarm of new data tools could reshape
Daily Herald / Posted 4 days ago
gerrymandering, and legal experts say the swarm of new data tools could reshape how cases are decided. "Traditional redistricting disputes have sort of a he-said, she-said aspect to them," said Michael Li, senior redistricting counsel at the... Read more
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Raw Story
Texas plans to challenge invalidated congressional districts to Supreme Court Ken Paxton speaks to Fox News (screen grab) Don't miss stories. Follow Raw S
Raw Story / Posted 4 days ago
Ken Paxton speaks to Fox News (screen grab) Don't miss stories. Follow Raw Story! AUSTIN, Texas — Texas will appeal a federal district court’s ruling that invalidated... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
State appeals redistricting ruling to Supreme CourtThe state on Friday appealed to the Supreme Court a ruling by a San Antonio jud
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 4 days ago
The state on Friday appealed to the Supreme Court a ruling by a San Antonio judicial panel that invalidated two of Texas’ 36 congressional districts. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton also seeks a stay of the ruling until the Supreme Court reviews... Read more
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KLTV 7 Tyler
With Supreme Court appeal, Texas lawmakers want to keep congressional map intactAUSTIN, TX (TEXAS TRIBUNE) - If Gov. Greg Abbott calls a second special legisla
KLTV 7 Tyler / Posted 4 days ago
AUSTIN, TX (TEXAS TRIBUNE) - If Gov. Greg Abbott calls a second special legislative session this summer, it won’t be for redistricting. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton revealed Friday that Abbott won't ask lawmakers to redraw the state's... Read more
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KERA North Texas
With Supreme Court Appeal, Texas Wants To Keep Congressional Map IntactIf Gov. Greg Abbott calls a second special legislative session this summer, it
KERA North Texas / Posted 4 days ago
If Gov. Greg Abbott calls a second special legislative session this summer, it won’t be for redistricting. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton revealed Friday that Abbott won't ask lawmakers to redraw the state's congressional map — found by a federal... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Math experts join brainpower to help address gerrymanderinggerrymandering, and legal experts say the swarm of new data tools could reshape
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 5 days ago
gerrymandering, and legal experts say the swarm of new data tools could reshape how cases are decided. "Traditional redistricting disputes have sort of a he-said, she-said aspect to them," said Michael Li, senior redistricting counsel at the... Read more
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The Daily Jeffersonian
Math experts join brainpower to help address gerrymanderinglegal experts say the swarm of new data tools could reshape how cases are decid
The Daily Jeffersonian / Posted 5 days ago
legal experts say the swarm of new data tools could reshape how cases are decided. [Article continues below] "Traditional redistricting disputes have sort of a he-said, she-said aspect to them," said Michael Li, senior redistricting counsel at the... Read more
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MyMotherLode.com
Math experts join brainpower to help address gerrymanderinggerrymandering, and legal experts say the swarm of new data tools could reshape
MyMotherLode.com / Posted 5 days ago
gerrymandering, and legal experts say the swarm of new data tools could reshape how cases are decided. "Traditional redistricting disputes have sort of a he-said, she-said aspect to them," said Michael Li, senior redistricting counsel at the... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Math experts join brainpower to help address gerrymanderinggerrymandering, and legal experts say the swarm of new data tools could reshape
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 5 days ago
gerrymandering, and legal experts say the swarm of new data tools could reshape how cases are decided. "Traditional redistricting disputes have sort of a he-said, she-said aspect to them," said Michael Li, senior redistricting counsel at the... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
Math experts join brainpower to help address gerrymanderinggerrymandering, and legal experts say the swarm of new data tools could reshape
Stamford Advocate / Posted 5 days ago
gerrymandering, and legal experts say the swarm of new data tools could reshape how cases are decided. "Traditional redistricting disputes have sort of a he-said, she-said aspect to them," said Michael Li, senior redistricting counsel at the... Read more
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Connecticut Post
Math experts join brainpower to help address gerrymanderinggerrymandering, and legal experts say the swarm of new data tools could reshape
Connecticut Post / Posted 5 days ago
gerrymandering, and legal experts say the swarm of new data tools could reshape how cases are decided. "Traditional redistricting disputes have sort of a he-said, she-said aspect to them," said Michael Li, senior redistricting counsel at the... Read more
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WSOC-TV Charlotte
Math experts join brainpower to help address gerrymanderinggerrymandering, and legal experts say the swarm of new data tools could reshape
WSOC-TV Charlotte / Posted 5 days ago
gerrymandering, and legal experts say the swarm of new data tools could reshape how cases are decided. "Traditional redistricting disputes have sort of a he-said, she-said aspect to them," said Michael Li, senior redistricting counsel at the... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
Math experts join brainpower to help address gerrymanderinggerrymandering, and legal experts say the swarm of new data tools could reshape
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 5 days ago
gerrymandering, and legal experts say the swarm of new data tools could reshape how cases are decided. "Traditional redistricting disputes have sort of a he-said, she-said aspect to them," said Michael Li, senior redistricting counsel at the... Read more
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WFAA Dallas-Fort Worth
Texas lawmakers adjourn Sine Die and begin blame gameAUSTIN - Tuesday afternoon something happened in the Texas House of Representat
WFAA Dallas-Fort Worth / Posted 6 days ago
AUSTIN - Tuesday afternoon something happened in the Texas House of Representatives that most people didn't see coming. With one day left in the Special Session, the House adjourned Sine Die, ending the Session. So what the heck happened? "Members,... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
Letters to the Editor cuts and teen childbearing,” has been accepted for publication in the Journal o
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 6 days ago
cuts and teen childbearing,” has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Health Economics. It indicates that when Texas “reduced funding for family planning services by 67 percent and resulted in over 80 clinic closures,” maternal deaths... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
YOUR OPINIONcuts and teen childbearing,” has been accepted for publication in the Journal o
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 6 days ago
cuts and teen childbearing,” has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Health Economics. It indicates that when Texas “reduced funding for family planning services by 67 percent and resulted in over 80 clinic closures,” maternal deaths... Read more
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11 News Houston
Texas lawmakers adjourn Sine Die and begin blame gameAUSTIN - Tuesday afternoon something happened in the Texas House of Representat
11 News Houston / Posted 6 days ago
AUSTIN - Tuesday afternoon something happened in the Texas House of Representatives that most people didn't see coming. With one day left in the Special Session, the House adjourned Sine Die, ending the Session. So what the heck happened? "Members,... Read more
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KVUE-TV Austin
Texas lawmakers adjourn Sine Die and begin blame gameAUSTIN - Tuesday afternoon something happened in the Texas House of Representat
KVUE-TV Austin / Posted 6 days ago
AUSTIN - Tuesday afternoon something happened in the Texas House of Representatives that most people didn't see coming. With one day left in the Special Session, the House adjourned Sine Die, ending the Session. So what the heck happened? "Members,... Read more
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EuroNews
2 Texas Congressional Districts Unconstitutional, Court RulesA federal court nullified two of Texas' 36 congressional districts Tuesday, una
EuroNews / Posted 7 days ago
A federal court nullified two of Texas' 36 congressional districts Tuesday, unanimously ruling that they were drawn with the intent to weaken minority voting power in violation of the federal Voting Rights Act and the U.S. Constitution. Hispanic... Read more
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NBC News
Federal court rules 2 Texas congressional districts unconstitutionalA federal court nullified two of Texas’ 36 congressional districts Tuesday, una
NBC News / Posted 7 days ago
A federal court nullified two of Texas’ 36 congressional districts Tuesday, unanimously ruling that they were drawn with the intent to weaken minority voting power in violation of the federal Voting Rights Act and the U.S. Constitution. Hispanic... Read more
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11 News Houston
Federal court invalidates part of Texas congressional mapFederal judges invalidated two Texas congressional districts Tuesday, ruling th
11 News Houston / Posted 7 days ago
Federal judges invalidated two Texas congressional districts Tuesday, ruling that they must be fixed by either the Legislature or a federal court. A three-judge panel in San Antonio unanimously ruled that Congressional Districts 27 and 35 violate... Read more
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ABC 7 El Paso
Federal court invalidates part of Texas congressional map"intentionally deprived of their opportunity to elect a candidate of their choi
ABC 7 El Paso / Posted 7 days ago
"intentionally deprived of their opportunity to elect a candidate of their choice." Congressional District 35— a Central Texas district represented by Democrat Lloyd Doggett of Austin — was deemed "an impermissible racial gerrymander" because... Read more
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The Hill
Federal court finds Texas maps discriminate against minoritiesThree federal judges have ordered Texas to redraw congressional district bounda
The Hill / Posted 7 days ago
Three federal judges have ordered Texas to redraw congressional district boundary lines after ruling the Republican-led state legislature intended to discriminate against minority voters in crafting the original boundaries. The two districts were... Read more
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Roll Call
Democrats See New Opportunities in Texas Redistricting CaseA congressional redistricting case could offer Texas Democrats a glimmer of hop
Roll Call / Posted 7 days ago
A congressional redistricting case could offer Texas Democrats a glimmer of hope for making gains in the Republican-dominated state if a new map takes effect shortly before the 2018 midterm elections. Revised congressional boundaries could create... Read more
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Roll Call
Court Finds Two Texas House Districts Were Illegally DrawnA federal panel ruled Tuesday that two Texas House seats violated federal law a
Roll Call / Posted 7 days ago
A federal panel ruled Tuesday that two Texas House seats violated federal law and that a new congressional map needs to be redrawn ahead of the 2018 midterms. The ruling could also have implications for efforts to ensure Texas voting proposals are... Read more
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KENS 5 San Antonio
Federal court invalidates S.A. congressional districtFederal judges have invalidated two Texas congressional districts, ruling that
KENS 5 San Antonio / Posted 7 days ago
Federal judges have invalidated two Texas congressional districts, ruling that they must be fixed by either the Legislature or a federal court. In a unanimous decision Tuesday, a three-judge panel in San Antonio ruled that Congressional Districts 27... Read more
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KVUE-TV Austin
Federal court invalidates part of Texas congressional mapFederal judges have invalidated two Texas congressional districts, ruling that
KVUE-TV Austin / Posted 7 days ago
Federal judges have invalidated two Texas congressional districts, ruling that they must be fixed by either the Legislature or a federal court. The 107-page ruling — the latest chapter of a six-year court battle over how Texas lawmakers drew... Read more
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SCOTUSblog
Gill v. Whitford as bad theateris the solicitor general of Utah. Utah is one of 16 states that joined a merits
SCOTUSblog / Posted 13 days ago
is the solicitor general of Utah. Utah is one of 16 states that joined a merits-stage amicus curiae brief by the state of Texas in support of the appellants defending Wisconsin’s electoral map. Attorneys who advise state elected officials need no... Read more
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SCOTUSblog
Whitford is nothing newcan be presumed – but it has never held that any legislative consideration of m
SCOTUSblog / Posted 14 days ago
can be presumed – but it has never held that any legislative consideration of maps’ likely partisan impact is invalid. The redistricting process requires weighing a panoply of nonpartisan and widely accepted objectives – contiguity, compactness,... Read more
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SCOTUSblog
The justices tackle partisan gerrymandering againcase of the upcoming term. On October 3, the Supreme Court will hear oral argum
SCOTUSblog / Posted 16 days ago
case of the upcoming term. On October 3, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in Gill v. Whitford, a challenge to the redistricting plan passed by Wisconsin’s Republican-controlled legislature in 2011. A federal court struck down the plan last... Read more
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NBC News
Political parties near total realignment after twenty years of sortingin states like California, Connecticut and Maryland. Democrats have seen their
NBC News / Posted 17 days ago
in states like California, Connecticut and Maryland. Democrats have seen their numbers dwindle in states such as Arkansas, Texas and West Virginia. Some of those moves have to do with which party controlled redistricting in the state, while other... Read more
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KERA North Texas
In The States, Republicans Have Never Been So Dominant — Or VulnerableDemocrats all but vanquished in several Republican-dominated states, intra-Repu
KERA North Texas / Posted 18 days ago
Democrats all but vanquished in several Republican-dominated states, intra-Republican disputes have taken center stage. In Texas, Republicans are divided between a business-friendly faction that prioritizes low taxes and less regulation and social... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
In The States, Republicans Have Never Been So Dominant — Or VulnerableDemocrats all but vanquished in several Republican-dominated states, intra-Repu
KPBS San Diego / Posted 18 days ago
Democrats all but vanquished in several Republican-dominated states, intra-Republican disputes have taken center stage. In Texas, Republicans are divided between a business-friendly faction that prioritizes low taxes and less regulation and social... Read more
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The Gilmer Mirror
How George Soros Is Helping Obama Democrats Buy Their Way Back To Power - How George Soros Is Helping Obama Democrats Buy Their Way Back To Power by Gov. Greg Abbott Liberals are trying to mess with Texas. And they don't plan on stopping there. ...George Soros Is Helping Obama Democrats Buy Their Way Back To Powerby Gov. Greg
The Gilmer Mirror / Posted 19 days ago
George Soros Is Helping Obama Democrats Buy Their Way Back To Powerby Gov. Greg Abbott Liberals are trying to mess with Texas. And they don't plan on stopping there. Still reeling from nearly a decade of devastating losses in statehouses across... Read more
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New York Magazine
Al Gore: ‘We Are in the Early Stages of a Sustainability Revolution’impact of legislation on their constituents. And that has really distorted and
New York Magazine / Posted 20 days ago
impact of legislation on their constituents. And that has really distorted and warped our politics. And when you add in the redistricting — the shaping of congressional districts to be always dominated by one party and never even think about... Read more
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Houston Chronicle
Greg Abbott warning: Soros helping Obama Dems buy way back into powerSpeaker of the House. But they aren't stopping there." (Story continues below
Houston Chronicle / Posted 21 days ago
Speaker of the House. But they aren't stopping there." (Story continues below ... ) Trending Politics Video Abbott says Texas is Ground Zero for Democrats' efforts to redraw congressional district boundary lines so they can gain seats in future... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Greg Abbott op-ed: Soros helping Obama Dems buy way back into powerone of their goals: to reinstate Rep. Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House. But
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 21 days ago
one of their goals: to reinstate Rep. Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House. But they aren't stopping there." Abbott says Texas is a Ground Zero for Democrats' efforts to redraw congressional district boundary lines so they can gain seats in... Read more
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The Hill
How state Democrats protect Americans from Trump's policiesnationwide are introducing legislation that practically mirrors Trump’s agenda.
The Hill / Posted 23 days ago
nationwide are introducing legislation that practically mirrors Trump’s agenda. Democrats in North Carolina, Ohio, Texas and elsewhere are fighting bills meant to weaken voting rights, dismantle nondiscrimination protections, and defund... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Democrats and the troublesome Southlikely to target four other Southern districts where Hillary Clinton defeated T
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 24 days ago
likely to target four other Southern districts where Hillary Clinton defeated Trump last year, which include three seats in Texas and one in Virginia. The GOP, however, has held three of these districts, in varying configurations, for decades. The... Read more
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Roll Call
How the Courts Could Upend Gerrymanderingnot enough to give Democrats control of the House, a shift in the partisan make
Roll Call / Posted 28 days ago
not enough to give Democrats control of the House, a shift in the partisan makeup of delegations from Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Michigan and North Carolina could alter the outcome of close votes on legislation, such as the 217-213 tally... Read more
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KERA North Texas
Dallas Shuts Down Another Homeless Camp; Smuggling Along The Borderon Interstate 35 from Laredo to San Antonio. Elissa Steglich is with the Immigr
KERA North Texas / Posted 28 days ago
on Interstate 35 from Laredo to San Antonio. Elissa Steglich is with the Immigration Clinic at the University of Texas School of Law. She talked about truck drivers and smuggling with David Brown, host of public radio’s Texas... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
‘Duel’ comment unlikely to cost FarentholdCare Act, aka Obamacare. But those who know the former radio disc jockey, compu
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 28 days ago
Care Act, aka Obamacare. But those who know the former radio disc jockey, computer consultant and step-grandson of longtime Texas Democratic icon Sissy Farenthold, know he has a peculiar way of expressing himself. In his pre-congressional days,... Read more
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KERA North Texas
Democrats Need To Reach Out To Rural, Suburban Voters, Party Leader SaysAfter last year’s election, Democrats are in rebuilding mode in Texas and acros
KERA North Texas / Posted 29 days ago
After last year’s election, Democrats are in rebuilding mode in Texas and across the country. Democrats lost the White House and they’re the minority both in Congress and in most statehouses. Two-thirds of states have Republican governors. In Texas,... Read more
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Boston Globe
NAACP to embark on listening tour to plan its futurecivil rights workers on the ground in communities who are working on issues lik
Boston Globe / Posted 30 days ago
civil rights workers on the ground in communities who are working on issues like police brutality, the upcoming census, redistricting and voter suppression. Daily updates and analysis on national politics from James Pindell. Talking with local... Read more
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ABC News
NAACP to embark on listening tour to plan its futurecivil rights workers on the ground in communities who are working on issues lik
ABC News / Posted 1 months ago
civil rights workers on the ground in communities who are working on issues like police brutality, the upcoming census, redistricting and voter suppression. Talking with local members will help them figure out how to "address the issues and... Read more
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CBS Baltimore
NAACP To Embark On Listening Tour To Plan Its Futurecivil rights workers on the ground in communities who are working on issues lik
CBS Baltimore / Posted 1 months ago
civil rights workers on the ground in communities who are working on issues like police brutality, the upcoming census, redistricting and voter suppression. Talking with local members will help them figure out how to “address the issues and... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
There is an art and science of gerrymandering — and clear racist intent, tooThe state of Texas — at least the governor and his trusted minions — was back i
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 1 months ago
The state of Texas — at least the governor and his trusted minions — was back in the courtroom of the Western District of Texas recently, defending itself against the racial gerrymandering accusations leveled by a group of plaintiffs that included... Read more
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