Redistricting: The maps drawn in 2011 for the Texas state house districts violate the U.S. Constitution and the federal Voting Rights Act, the three-judge panel presiding over the redistricting lawsuits ruled. Intentional vote dilution, racial gerrymandering and violations of the one-person, one-vote rule produced flawed districts in Bell, Bexar, Dallas, El Paso, Harris, Hidalgo, Lampasas, Nueces and Tarrant Cos. Some of these deficiencies were mooted by the adoption of a court-drawn interim map in 2013.

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