The U.S. Supreme Court last week (Dec. 8 and 9, 2015) heard oral arguments in two cases that stem from Texas. One, Evenwel v. Abbott
, deals with how legislative districts are drawn – and it could have a profound effect on future elections. The other, Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin,
deals with affirmative action at universities.
To help us understand the possible implications of these cases – and why so many test cases from Texas often end up before the nation's highest court – Michael Hagerty spoke with Rocky Rhodes from South Texas College of Law, who started by summarizing the redistricting case.