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AG: $3.9M Spent Defending GOP-Drawn Election Maps

The legal fight spearheaded by Attorney General Greg Abbott to defend redistricting maps in federal court has cost Texas $3.9 million so far, with more to come.

08/11/2014

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Texas Election Maps Trial Begins

A federal trial over Texas election maps is giving the Obama administration a chance to argue that the Voting Rights Act should still apply to the Lone Star State.

07/14/2014

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Texas Redistricting Fight Is Boon To Lawyers

The fight in Texas over the once-a-decade redrawing of election districts is a boon to lawyers with a court battle still raging four years after the 2010 census.

03/31/2014

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Gov’t To Sue Texas Over Voter ID Law

The Justice Department says it will sue Texas over the state’s voter ID law and will seek to intervene in a lawsuit over the state’s redistricting laws.

08/22/2013

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Redistricting Case Could Delay Texas Primaries

Politicians across the state are announcing their candidacies and hiring campaign workers, but the ongoing battle over redistricting could again delay the March primaries and make life difficult for incumbents.

08/11/2013

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State House Members Back For Redistricting

The Texas House of Representatives is back in Austin to work on redistricting after holding hearings across the state.

06/17/2013

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State Senate Expected To Approve Voter Maps

The Texas Senate is scheduled to vote on the state’s political maps and a new sentence for 17-year-olds convicted of capital murder.

06/14/2013

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Lawmakers Consider Political District Changes

Texas lawmakers are expected to consider alternatives to the state’s political districts and hear additional testimony on the highly-partisan issue.

06/12/2013

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Redistricting Hearings Set For Dallas & Austin

Texas lawmakers are inviting the public to weigh-in on the state’s political districts at hearings in both Dallas and Austin. The hearings are scheduled for Thursday.

06/06/2013

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Texas House Holds Hearings On Redistricting

The Texas House plans to begin hearings on adopting new political maps, with Republicans wanting to ratify those drawn by a federal court.

05/31/2013

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State Senate Debates Redistricting, Minorities Pan Maps

Advocates for minorities in Texas blasted the process by which the state is considering new political maps, complaining on Thursday that lawmakers are not giving poor people outside of Austin the chance to testify and the versions under consideration would discriminate against minorities.

05/30/2013

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State Senate Holds 1st Redistricting Hearing

The Texas Senate is holding the first hearing to adopt new election maps. A committee will meet Thursday to hear testimony on adopting redistricting maps drawn by a federal court.

05/30/2013

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