January 12, 2018      5:37 PM
Updated: Supremes will hear case on Texas redistricting
The SCOTUS has a blockbuster term for redistricting on its hands; The Texas claims could put the state back under preclearance at the DOJ
The U.S. Supreme Court has picked up the Texas
redistricting case as the third of possibly four gerrymandering cases argued
before the court this session.
That makes this, in the words of Professor Rick Hasen of Election Law Blog, a “blockbuster term” for
redistricting cases before the court.
The combined Texas cases, noted here, could
declare Texas House districts in Dallas, Bell and Nueces counties
unlawful, as well as Republican Rep. Blake Farenthold’s
district anchored in Nueces County along with Democratic Rep. Lloyd
Doggett’s district in Central Texas.
By Kimberly Reeves