The state “does not intend to undertake redistricting in a special session,” according to a response filed by the defendants in the ongoing Perez v. Abbott redistricting lawsuit. Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in the North Carolina redistricting case, U.S. District Judge Xavier Rodriguez asked the state to consider whether it would “voluntarily undertake redistricting in a special session.”

The state cited three reasons for its refusal:

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