U.S. Supreme Court rejects challenge to Republican-drawn Texas electoral district | Reuters

  

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Via:  texan1211  •  one week ago  •  4 comments

By:   Andrew Chung (Reuters)

U.S. Supreme Court rejects challenge to Republican-drawn Texas electoral district | Reuters
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned away an appeal by Black and Hispanic voters accusing the Republican-led Texas legislature of intentionally redrawing a state Senate district to diminish their political clout, part of broader challenge to congressional and state legislative maps in the state.

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By Andrew Chung News media gather outside the front of the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, U.S. September 30, 2022. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo
Nov 21 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned away an appeal by Black and Hispanic voters accusing the Republican-led Texas legislature of intentionally redrawing a state Senate district to diminish their political clout, part of broader challenge to congressional and state legislative maps in the state.
The justices declined to review a ruling by a three-judge federal district court panel denying an injunction against the reconfigured state Senate district sought by the challengers. The plaintiffs have argued that the district's redrawn boundaries resulted from intentional racial discrimination against them in violation of the U.S. Constitution's 14th Amendment guarantee of equal protection under the law.
The dispute centers on a state Senate district that includes part of the city of Fort Worth in north-central Texas.
The district is currently held by Democratic state Senator Beverly Powell. But she dropped her re-election bid last April, calling the race "unwinnable" because of the way the legislature had redrawn the district's boundaries. Following the Nov. 8 election, the newly configured district will be represented by Republican Phil King, who ran unopposed.
Black and Hispanic plaintiffs sued after the Texas legislature approved new electoral maps in 2021.

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Texan1211
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1  seeder  Texan1211    one week ago

Uh oh, is the Biden Administration striking out again?

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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2  Jeremy Retired in NC    one week ago

It's amazing that the Bidenites aren't tired of losing day after day.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
3  seeder  Texan1211    one week ago

Maybe the fools who keep saying Texas is turning purple should take note.

 
 
 
GregTx
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3.1  GregTx  replied to  Texan1211 @3    one week ago
 “The undeniable fact is that we’re not built for statewide victory. We are at risk of becoming a party in search of relevance.”

 
 

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