Texas AG Blasts Court's Redistricting Maps

Abbott has said the Legislature's maps are fair and should be respected

By Chris Tomlinson
|  Friday, Nov 18, 2011  |  Updated 4:17 PM CDT
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Texas AG Blasts Court's Redistricting Maps

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The Texas attorney general has blasted a federal court over proposed maps for the state House and Senate districts.

A federal court invited parties to comment on the redistricting maps on Friday. Attorney General Greg Abbott blasted the San Antonio-based judges, saying the court overstepped its bounds.

In a court filing, Abbott accused the court of wrongfully overruling the Legislature and trying to set policy, rather than following the law.

Minority groups have challenged the Republican-drawn maps, saying they are discriminatory. In a different case, a federal court in Washington refused to approve the maps and ordered the San Antonio court to draw temporary maps for the 2012 election.

Arguing on behalf of the state, Abbott has said the Legislature's maps are fair and should be respected.

 

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