Texas Redistricting Decision - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

06/29/06 - Texas

Texas Redistricting Decision

According to a statement from Attorney General Communications Director Angela Hale, "the United States Supreme Court conclusively rejected broad challenges to the Texas congressional redistricting plan.

Although one district must be partially redrawn, the overall contours of the map adopted by the Texas Legislature were affirmed by the U. S. Supreme Court.

The Constitution gives elected legislatures primary responsibility for drawing congressional districts, and the Court made clear that the Texas Legislature was fully within its constitutional authority when it adopted a congressional plan that more fairly represents the demonstrated preferences of Texas voters.

 The timeline and the procedure for redrawing the only district requiring further action will be addressed by the three-judge Federal District Court at a hearing in the near future."

For a copy of the high court's ruling go to ktre.com's "Know More on 9" section.

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