Can the Republicans redistrict in 2013?
Tue December 6, 2011 5:18 pm

Sure. The House can pass a bill that draws new Republican districts and does away with old Democratic districts. What lawmakers can’t do, though, is do away with minority districts. Those are protected under the Voting Rights Act. If the mapmakers do away with minority districts, they are flirting with retrogression. And that will land them right back in federal court.

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