Despite Having 'Grave Concerns' Court Says Texas Can Make Voting MapsA federal court ruled Wednesday that Texas can change voting maps without supervision despite "grave concerns".
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.
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.
Texas Democrats Push To Change Voting MapsHammering 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.
Stakes High For Texas Voting Laws With 2018 Election LoomingThree losses in federal court in barely a month over its voting laws have raised the stakes for Texas at a hearing before a three-judge panel.
Feds Taking 'Prime Role' In Texas Voting Maps CaseEfforts 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.
Voting Map Opponents Want To Be ReimbursedMinority 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.
Texas House Holds Hearings On RedistrictingThe Texas House plans to begin hearings on adopting new political maps, with Republicans wanting to ratify those drawn by a federal court.
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.
State Senate Holds 1st Redistricting HearingThe 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.
Texas Voting Map Fight Back In Federal CourtA 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.