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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 06:05 PM
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Texas asks high court to temporarily block redistricting map
Source: CNN

Texas officials are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to step in and temporarily block a controversial congressional redistricting plan from going into effect Monday.

The state's attorney general, Greg Abbott, filed an emergency "application" with the justices, saying a map approved by a federal panel in San Antonio is "fatally flawed." It would increase the number of districts dominated by minorities, especially Hispanic voters.

The court-drawn map was imposed after Democrats and minority groups in Texas challenged the original plan approved by the GOP-led state legislature.

Those seeking public office can begin filing their candidacies Monday, prompting the state's time-sensitive appeal to the high court. "Elections should not proceed based on legally flawed maps that are likely to be overturned on further review," Abbott said in a written statement.

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2011/11/28/politics/scotus-texas-red...
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Vincardog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 06:13 PM
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1. Since Hispanics have been responsible for the MAJORITY of the increase in TX population a
reasonable person would expect them to get an increase in districts.
Oh did I say REASONABLE? And I was talking about TEXAS?
How SILLY of me.
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nineteen50 Donating Member (488 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 10:00 PM
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2. This will come down to who owns the courts.
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