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White House Aims to Protect New Texas Map (SCOTUS protects Bush/DeLay/GOP)
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White House Aims to Protect New Texas Map


Fri Feb 17, 3:14 PM ET

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Friday granted the Bush administration's request to join Texas in defending a Republican-friendly congressional map engineered by Rep. Tom DeLay.

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Justices are considering whether the Republican-controlled Legislature acted purely for partisan gain in 2003 when it threw out district boundaries that had been used in the 2002 elections, and whether the new map violated a federal voting rights law.

The Justice Department approved the plan although staff lawyers concluded that it diluted minority voting rights. The Bush administration asked the high court last week for permission to participate in the case, supporting Texas.

The redistricting helped Republicans win 21 of Texas' 32 seats in Congress in the last election, up from 15.


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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060217/ap_on_go_pr_wh/scot...


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