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Feds Taking ‘Prime Role’ In Texas Voting Maps Case

Efforts by the Obama administration to wring protections out of a weakened Voting Rights Act begin Monday in Texas over allegations that Republicans intentionally discriminated against minorities when drawing new election maps.

07/13/2014

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Voting Map Opponents Want To Be Reimbursed

Minority rights groups that sued over voting maps passed by the Texas Legislature in 2011 now want the state to pay back the roughly $6 million spent fighting in court.

09/16/2013

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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

The Texas State Capitol building. (credit: Jeff Haynes/AFP/Getty Images)

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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Texas Voting Map Fight Back In Federal Court

A three-judge panel in San Antonio on Wednesday will hear arguments from state attorneys and minority rights groups for the first time since the November elections.

05/29/2013