Expert witness accuses GOP Galveston County commissioners of racial gerrymandering

Posted on · William Cooper, who previously advised plaintiffs in a U.S. Supreme Court case upholding Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, called the 2021 redistricting plan by Galveston County’s Republican leaders one of the most extreme examples he’d ever seen of an attempt to eliminate Black and Latino political representation.

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Galveston County’s redistricting plans go to trial next month, in a major test of the Voting Rights Act

Posted on · A trio of lawsuits, consolidated as Petteway versus Galveston County, will be the first significant voting rights trial since the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a ban on racial discrimination in redistricting in June.


Texas lawmakers pass controversial new map for the U.S. House of Representatives

Posted on · While Democrats hold firm in their accusations of racial gerrymandering, Republicans passed a map reallocating Texas’ seats in the U.S. House. A court challenge is likely ahead.