Posted on · We discuss developments in politics with the University of Houston's Elizabeth Simas and Jeronimo Cortina.
Posted on · The high court left intact a key provision of the federal Voting Rights Act in a case many feared would go the other way. The decision’s importance in ongoing litigation over Texas’ political maps will largely be felt in what didn’t happen.
Posted on · The Houston Matters experts discuss the latest political stories with an eye for how they might affect Houston and Texas.
Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: We analyze the latest Supreme Court rulings. We take a closer look at the flood control projects voters will cast ballots on in August. And we get an update on Houston Sports.
Posted on · A case regarding how Texas political maps were drawn after the last census in 2010 goes before the U.S. Supreme Court today. Robert Barnes of The Washington Post explains the case and what's at stake.
Posted on · "The first rule of hurricane coverage is that every broadcast must begin with palm trees bending in the wind." - author Carl Hiaasen
Posted on · As the week-long trial on Texas' redistricting battle nears its finish line, testimony Wednesday washed the 2013 Legislature — the body of lawmakers who adopted the court-drawn state House and congressional maps still in place — back to shore.
Posted on · Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel says he is "thrilled" the Supreme Court will hear arguments in a lawsuit brought by Democrats challenging redistricting maps drawn by Republicans.
Posted on · It might be hard to believe, but Texas’s voting maps, those lines that decide where your representative district is and what seat you’re voting for, have been in flux for the past six years.
Posted on · A three-judge panel ruled Texas lawmakers violated the Voting Rights Act when they redrew political boundary lines in 2011.
Posted on · The 8-0 decision is expected to benefit urban districts with large Latino populations over rural, more conservative ones.