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2015/07/31 14:19
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... political science evidence. Political scientists have long played a major role in important redistricting disputes under the Voting Rights Act. The United States Supreme Court laid down rules...
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2015/07/30 04:54
2015/07/30 04:54
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... (whether voting-age population, citizen voting-age population, or eligible voters) as the redistricting metric. Both at the time of the Founding and the Fourteenth Amendment, and throughout...
2015/07/29 04:54
2015/07/29 04:54
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... become an axiomatic part of election law: Whatever mischief happens during the decennial redistricting process, states can’t draw districts with wildly disproportionate populations, such...
2015/07/23 09:58
2015/07/23 09:58
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Claude Andrews, local representative for the Texas Silver-Haired Legislature, recently returned from the Legislature's biennium orientation, held in Austin, where he was one of 73 returning members...
2015/07/20 04:15
2015/07/20 04:15
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... is rare in any case, but fraud by members of which groups in our mind’s eye? And, “State redistricting is about legal partisanship.” OK, but these lines, drawn in such “partisan” fashion,...
2015/07/18 21:22
2015/07/18 21:22
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House. Michel by then was Bush's No. 2 speechwriter, and Bush asked Michel to follow him back to Texas in 2009 to help compile his memoir, "Decision Points." "I really didn't have to think twice...
2015/07/17 21:42
2015/07/17 21:42
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... Rice University, periodically engages in an exercise that graphically demonstrates the state of Texas politics. Weighing every recorded vote they cast, he charts state and federal legislators...
2015/07/16 09:51
2015/07/16 09:51
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... next year. It’s been conventional wisdom — since the 2010 tea party wave and a round of redistricting that drained more partisan competition than ever from the congressional map — that the...
2015/07/16 04:20
2015/07/16 04:20
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Is clinging to racism worth that much? Eerily familiar is another pool incident in McKinney, Texas, where black youth were asked to leave a neighborhood pool. Aggressive policing was on display...
2015/07/15 10:09
2015/07/15 10:09
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... state, unlike some of the other sites for recent voting-rights case, like solid-red Texas. The state voted for Barack Obama in 2008, but Republicans have since captured the governor’s...
2015/07/15 09:46
2015/07/15 09:46
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... doesn't mean it wasn't important. The case, Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, could have a dramatic impact on national and state politics for years to...
2015/07/14 16:09
2015/07/14 16:09
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... genre. Thomas did not even mention the key gay-rights precedents, Romer v. Evans, Lawrence v. Texas, and United States v. Windsor; instead, he mashed up John Locke, Magna Carta, 18th century...
2015/07/13 07:48
2015/07/13 07:48
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And that would be a good thing since partisan redistricting in a half-dozen states has skewed the makeup of the House of Representatives, which James Madison said was supposed to display "fidelity and...
2015/07/12 09:46
2015/07/12 09:46
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... there hardly clogged the docket. Hughes said he would not sign on to sue a voter-created Texas redistricting panel like his Republican counterparts in Arizona did. "The government works...
2015/07/12 04:22
2015/07/12 04:22
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... approval before altering their election laws. But the case, as well as one involving a Texas law requiring voters to show a photo ID, could have far wider repercussions, legal experts say...
2015/07/11 05:15
2015/07/11 05:15
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... last session, Rep. Rafael Anchia, D-Dallas, proposed a constitutional amendment to create a Texas redistricting commission. His remarkable — for Texas — notion was that these lines ought not...
2015/07/11 05:15
2015/07/11 05:15
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... for Latinos. The appellant, Sue Evenwel, chair of the Titus County Republican Party in Texas, claims that her vote carries less weight in her rural legislative district compared to that...
2015/07/11 03:58
2015/07/11 03:58
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Obama has the authority to launch programs that would shield millions of people from deportation. Texas and 25 other states have filed suit to halt the programs. Lawyers for the administration...
2015/07/10 09:58
2015/07/10 09:58
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... House District 7, wrote in a public statement. "Advancing liberty and promoting prosperity in Texas will take conservative leaders who are ready to tell the truth." Hughes, who is state...
2015/07/10 03:20
2015/07/10 03:20
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... holding a vigil and marching through downtown. The court battle began in December, when Texas officials, joined by 25 other states, filed suit against the programs before they were begun....
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