A trio of significant cases involving election districts, or a lack thereof, saw action in the last 48 hours. Two moved toward further trials while a third may be coming to an end.
Congressional Redistricting: A status conference has been set for April 27 to discuss a trial schedule for plaintiffs’ request to prevent the current congressional map from being used for the 2018 elections, whether Texas should once again be required to submit election law changes for federal preclearance and other outstanding claims in the case. Among the latter are claims against the districts drawn in 2011 and 2013 for the Texas House of Representatives.
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