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Voting rights in Texas (June 9, 2023)

Posted on · On Friday's show: The Supreme Court issued a surprise decision striking down Alabama’s Congressional maps for minimizing Black voters’ influence to one district. Could there be implications for Texas?

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How Proposed Redrawing Of Texas Congressional Districts Could Affect Houston (Sept. 29, 2021)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: A closer look at the draft redistricting maps for the state's Congressional districts, the week's other political news, and creating a master-planned community of affordable housing.

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Why Do So Many Test Cases from Texas End Up at the Supreme Court?

Posted on · 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 […]

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