Posted on · The six-year battle over the state’s redistricting plan illustrates how a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling four years ago has shifted the burden in challenges of such laws.
Posted on · The Supreme Court has never struck down a districting plan because it was too political.
Posted on · "It's always good to tell people to 'stay safe' during a disaster just in case they didn't know." - @TheCatWhisprer via Twitter
Posted on · The Texas Legislature isn't likely coming back for an overtime round in Austin anytime soon — at least not to draw a new congressional map. But what does that mean for one of the most gerrymandered districts in the country?
Posted on · The state has been using interim maps since 2013, because the original maps put into place in 2011 were also struck down by federal courts.
Posted on · How do race, ethnicity, and place intersect with party affiliation, and what does that mean for the future of Texas districts?
Posted on · As a part of a week-long court battle over the state's political maps, minority rights groups on Monday focused on the discriminatory impact of the Texas House map.
Posted on · The curtains are rising on the redistricting case in Texas today as three federal judges in San Antonio begin a week-long trial centered on a crucial question: Did the state intentionally weaken voting rights for millions of Texans just because of their skin color?
Posted on · Only a week left in the legislative session! What's left to be done?
Posted on · Well, what now?
Posted on · It's time again for our weekly political roundup and analysis of national, state and local political stories. This week, we discuss everything from Congress reaching a deal to fund the government, to President Trump and North Korea, and the latest attempt to pass a health care bill. Also we look at several issues in the […]
Posted on · All 36 of Texas’ congressional seats are on the ballot this fall, but only one of those races is considered truly competitive. The vast majority of state House and Senate races aren’t particularly competitive, either. One big reason: A lot of the state's districts are drawn to give one party or the other a big majority.
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 […]
Posted on · The U.S. Supreme Court last week (Dec. 8 and 9, 2015) heard oral arguments in two cases that stem from Texas. Evenwel v. Abbott deals with how legislative districts are drawn and could have a profound effect on future elections. Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin deals with the use of affirmative action in […]
Posted on · Houston welcomes U.S. and Irish rugby teams to town this weekend, for a game that's bound to be filled with scrums, knock-ons, mulligrubbers and falcons. Any idea what any of that means? Producer Edel Howlin visited with the Irish squad, and will share a little rugby 101 during today’s Houston Matters. Under the Voting Rights […]