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The Continuing Legal Fight Over Texas Redistricting

The Continuing Legal Fight Over Texas Redistricting

On May 31, The Supreme Court denied three Texas Republican lawmakers the ability to avoid questioning under oath in lawsuits by the Biden administration and civil rights groups that say the recently-accepted Texas voting maps are racially discriminatory.  The...

Can the new GOP-drawn maps be ‘out-organized’?

Can the new GOP-drawn maps be ‘out-organized’?

“I wish I had more than three minutes,” Ashley Cheng told lawmakers in Austin while describing how the new GOP-drawn congressional districts would cut, splice, and carve out Asian American communities across the state.  Neighborhoods like Avery Ranch in Austin or...

MALDEF files suit against Texas on redistricting maps

MALDEF files suit against Texas on redistricting maps

On Monday, before the Texas legislature approved their congressional redistricting maps, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund filed a lawsuit against Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and acting Deputy Secretary of State Jose Esparaza over the state's...

Texas House debates proposed state house district lines

Texas House debates proposed state house district lines

Texas House lawmakers are debating new proposed state house district lines, with a vote expected late Tuesday to advance the gerrymandered map and bring it closer to becoming law. Much of the debate over the map has focused on how statehouse districts in major metro...

Redistricting Update

Redistricting Update

In part three of this series originally published exclusively for our Patreon members, we bring you a quick update on the latest with redistricting. You can support our work by joining our Patreon today. Now that they’ve released the maps they hope will rule Texas...