Voting Map Opponents Want To Be Reimbursed

View Comments

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

From Our CBS Music Web Sites

1133928 Voting Map Opponents Want To Be ReimbursedPick The Best Halloween Candy

181572784 8 Voting Map Opponents Want To Be ReimbursedFunny Faced Cheerleaders

 alt=Musicians Then And Now

452359772 10 Voting Map Opponents Want To Be ReimbursedBikini Models Because We're Missing Summer

 alt=Celebrities And Their Dogs

cowb thumb Voting Map Opponents Want To Be ReimbursedCowboys Cheerleaders

(credit: capitol.state.tx.us)

(credit: capitol.state.tx.us)

AUSTIN (AP) - Minority rights groups that sued over voting maps passed by the Texas Legislature in 2011 want the state to pay for a roughly $6 million legal tab.

The Republican-drawn maps were thrown out by a San Antonio federal court and never used. Groups that include the Mexican American Legislative Caucus consider that a victory and want reimbursement for the money spent fighting in court.

The San Antonio Express-News reported Monday that Attorney General Greg Abbott sees it differently. His office argues in court filings that the request should be denied because a final ruling was never issued in the case.

A three-judge panel instead drew interim political boundaries for the 2012 elections. Gov. Rick Perry made those maps permanent this summer.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Latest News:

Top Trending:

View Comments