With redistricting disputes at rest for now, the May 29 primary date becomes official, which could be good news for Rick Santorum.
Republican primary voters will be asked if they're in favor of the Eighty-third Legislature redrawing the maps.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the district court in San Antonio needs to go back to the drawing board and draft up a new set of redistricting maps.
A three-judge panel in D.C. federal court began hearing arguments on Texas redistricting Tuesday.
The justices heard arguments on Monday, but they found themselves on a sticky wicket and are no closer to making a decision.
Now that the High Court has turned its lofty gaze on the issue, here are the five things you should know about latest news in the redistricting saga.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder talks tough about redistricting, Voter ID, and the 1965 Voting Rights Act at the LBJ Library & Museum in Austin
Critics of the Justice Department’s refusal to grant preclearance to the Texas House and congressional redistricting maps will no doubt attribute DOJ’s action to politics. And no doubt politics had something to do with it. But I never thought that DOJ would approve a map that ignored the demographic facts,…
This was an interesting discussion. The same lawyer who was grilled by Wentworth and Tommy Williams (see “Liars and Stolen Maps,” below) was asked by Democrats about the applicability of the Supreme Court opinion upholding the constitutionality of Indiana’s Voter I.D. law. The lawyer’s answer was that the Indiana case…
The discussion in the Senate has gotten hot and heavy as the midnight hour approached. I missed the name of the witness, an attorney who had represented Texas Democrats in various redistricting cases. He attacked the Tom DeLay midcensus redistricting in 2003. Wentworth jumped in to point out that the…