Federal Judges Deny Request to Place Texas Back Under Federal Supervision for Redistricting

This is a developing story. Please check back in for updates. Federal judges on Wednesday denied a request by minority voters, voting rights organizations and Democratic lawmakers to place the state back under federal supervision for the next redistricting cycle, closing the final chapter on a protracted voting rights legal battle that spanned most of the decade.The plaintiffs in the case argued that the state's pattern of discrimination against minority voters warranted placing it back under federal supervision before it would be allowed to make any redistricting decisions beginning in 2021. The action would have been an unprecedented move by the three-judge panel that was overseeing the case.  Continue reading...

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