WASHINGTON — A three-judge panel is moving up closing arguments in the federal court hearing in Washington on Texas political redistricting.
The panel has been hearing testimony on whether the Texas Legislature violated the federal Voting Rights Act when it redrew political district maps.
U.S. District Judge Rosemary Collyer says a U.S. Supreme Court decision last week to return interim district maps to a San Antonio federal court means many of those involved in the Washington trial will be needed in San Antonio.
Closing arguments, which had been scheduled for Feb. 3, will now be held Jan. 31.
I still don't think we get a ruling in time for an April primary. And even then, most likely one of the two major parties will appeal and this will go even further.
Since Texas will be one of the last states to hold a primary for Presidential election, if the repuke side has not yet made a decision between Newt and Mittens, Texas may just come into play in that race. I'm sure the repukes of Texas are salivating over that possibility.
If the society today allows wrongs to go unchallenged, the impression is created that those wrongs have the approval of the majority. -Barbara Jordan