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 · One of the most precious gifts you can give is your time. We talk about volunteering during the holidays – the difference it can make for the community and the positive impact it can make on your life.
Posted on · Asian-Americans make up a substantial portion of the county’s population, but the new congressional map cracked the community to reduce its voting power.
Posted on · Co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina delve into the latest news in national and local politics.
Posted on · Experts forecast that lawmakers will probably not finish redrawing the state’s new congressional and state legislative maps until well into the fall – then come the inevitable court challenges.
Posted on · Lawmakers will use sophisticated mapping software to help them draw districts, with data due out from the U.S. Census Bureau on April 1
Posted on · Republican lawmakers will be loath to give up mapmaking power. But they may be more flexible if they lose control of the House of Representatives, say experts.
Posted on · Democrats need to win a net nine seats to claim a majority of the Texas House of Representatives.
Posted on · The U.S. Supreme Court blocked federal courts from policing partisan gerrymandering and put the issue of a citizenship question on the 2020 Census on hold.
Posted on · With Texas set to begin redistricting in two years, we take a look at what gerrymandering looks like in the state.
Posted on · The Houston Matters experts discuss the latest national, state, and local political stories with an eye for how they might affect Houston and Texas.
Posted on · The U.S. Supreme Court is considering a Texas redistricting case that could ultimately result in big changes to the state's political maps. But the courts have taken seven years to get this far, and that's a win for the Republicans favored by the current maps.
Posted on · As the U.S. Supreme Court took up Texas' redistricting case, several justices questioned whether they even had the authority to pick up where a lower court left off
Posted on · The Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear Texas' appeal to preserve congressional and legislative districts that a lower court struck down as racially discriminatory
Posted on · “It was the first time where the President literally tweeted nonsense, nonsense dominated the news cycle” – Jay Aiyer, co-host of Party Politics, on President Trump tweeting the word ‘covfefe’ and the media’s reaction to that tweet.