Texas Fights Judicial Move That Would Require Voting Map ApprovalA federal court is considering whether the state of Texas can be trusted to make new voting maps after it found racial discrimination in the initial maps that solidified Republican power.
Gerrymandering Lawsuits Pending In Texas And 11 Other StatesGerrymandering is on trial as the U.S. Supreme Court and judges consider whether mapmakers manipulated boundaries of legislative districts for their own advantage.
Texas Couple Helps Finance Redistricting Ballot MeasuresA growing movement to curb partisan gerrymandering will be put to the test Tuesday in several states and many of those efforts are being bankrolled by a Texas billionaire couple.
Split Supreme Court Ruling On Racial Gerrymandering Divides North TexansTexas Republicans praised and Democrats rejected the U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling that the Texas Legislature did not purposely discriminate against minority voters when developing political boundaries.
Supreme Court Takes Up 2nd Major Partisan Redistricting CaseThe Supreme Court has already heard a major case about political line-drawing that has the potential to reshape American politics. Now, before even deciding that one, the court is taking up another similar case.
Obama-Backed Committee Targeting Races In 11 StatesA Democratic group backed by former President Barack Obama said this week it plans to invest millions of dollars in state-level elections in 11 states this year.
High Court Rejects Texas Democrats' Gerrymandering ComplaintThe U.S. Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal from the Texas Democratic Party charging that the Republican-controlled Legislature illegally gerrymandered the state's electoral maps.
Federal Court Orders Texas Voting Map Changes Ahead Of 2018Texas' congressional maps are still flawed by racial gerrymandering and must be partially redrawn before the 2018 elections, a three-judge federal panel ruled Tuesday.
Democrats Push At Trial To Change Texas Voting Maps For 2018Hammering the point that Texas is looking more Hispanic and less white every year, Democrats on Monday began pushing for new 2018 election maps before a court that already decided Republicans purposefully tried stifling minority voters.
Analysis: Texas Gave House GOP Biggest Gerrymandering BumpGerrymandering, in which the party in power alters the electoral maps to favor itself, helps explain why the GOP continues to be so dominant in Texas despite the rapid growth of the state's Hispanic population, which tends to back Democrats.
Court Again Finds Intentional Voter Discrimination In TexasA Republican-drawn map setting the boundaries of Texas' statehouse districts violates the U.S. Constitution by intentionally discriminating against minority voters, a federal court found Thursday — the third such ruling against the state's voting laws in roughly a month.
Federal Judges Find Texas Gerrymandered Maps On Racial LinesFederal judges found more problems in Texas' voting rights laws, ruling that Republicans racially gerrymandered some congressional districts to weaken the growing electoral power of minorities, who former President Barack Obama set out to protect at the ballot box before leaving office.