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Federal appeals court stays redistricting ruling against Galveston County

Posted on · The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals stayed until November 10 a lower court judgment requiring the county’s Republican leaders to submit a new map to comply with Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act.


Galveston County leaders get a week’s delay in deadline to file new redistricting plan

Posted on · Democratic Commissioner Stephen Holmes, whose precinct is at the center of the voting rights legal battle, says his GOP colleagues are still cutting him out of the process of redrawing the county’s political boundaries.


Expert witness accuses GOP Galveston County commissioners of racial gerrymandering

Posted on · William Cooper, who previously advised plaintiffs in a U.S. Supreme Court case upholding Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, called the 2021 redistricting plan by Galveston County’s Republican leaders one of the most extreme examples he’d ever seen of an attempt to eliminate Black and Latino political representation.