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January 21, 2012


Supreme Court Rejects Texas Redistricting Map

The Supreme Court instructed the district court that overturned and redrew the Texas Legislature's redistricting map to try again, The New York Times reports. In an unsigned unanimous decision, the Justices said "the lower court had not paid enough deference to the Legislature's choices and had improperly substituted its own values for those of elected officials."

"The justices acted just 11 days after hearing arguments in the case. Primaries in Texas had already been moved back to April. For those primaries to proceed, officials there said, an answer from the courts was needed by Feb. 1... As many as four House seats hang in the balance, experts in election administration say."












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