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Congressional Redistricting

Texas State Capitol

Texas Redistricting Trial Wraps Up Without Ruling

The federal trial challenging the legality of new voting maps for Texas is over, but a three-judge panel considering the case has indicated it will wait for the Justice Department to weigh in before issuing a ruling.

09/16/2011

A voter cast her ballot. (credit: Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Federal Trial Over Texas Voting Map Approaches End

Minority groups made a final push Thursday to have new redistricting maps tossed out, arguing in court that the new election lines violate federal law by diminishing Hispanics’ voting strength.

09/15/2011

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To Understand Redistricting, Read ‘The Godfather’

As states redraw congressional districts, the once-a-decade process can also be used to exact political revenge.

09/13/2011

Eddie Bernice Johnson

Dallas U.S. Rep.: Texas Voting Map Discriminates

Democratic U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson says the new Texas redistricting plan intentionally discriminates against minorities.

09/12/2011

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Texas Voting District Maps Head To Court

Opponents of a new Republican congressional redistricting plan in Texas are hoping to prove in federal court the plan illegally dilutes minority voting strength.

09/05/2011

Texas Capitol Rotunda

Repubs and Dems Battle Over Political Landscape Of North Texas

Ruth Baker, known to her south Fort Worth neighbors as “Cookie,” and Ann Cruz Favela, a church youth leader on the north side, wanted change when they cast their votes in the 2008 elections.

08/31/2011

(illustration credit: Todd Wiseman/Texas Tribune)

Texas House OKs Congressional Redistricting Map

The Texas House has given preliminary approval to a new congressional redistricting map over objections from Democrats about minority representation.

06/14/2011

People gather outside of the Texas State Capitol building in Austin. (credit: PAUL BUCK/AFP/Getty Images)

Texas Republicans Release New Congressional Map

Texas Republican lawmakers unveiled their proposed map for new congressional districts on Tuesday, and Gov. Rick Perry placed it on the special legislative session agenda.

05/31/2011

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