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Galveston County voting maps (Oct. 20, 2023)

Posted on · On Friday's show: A federal judge has given Galveston County's leaders an extra week to come up with a new redistricting plan that complies with Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act. But the legal fight over the county's 2021 political map could be far from over.

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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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