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U.S. v. Texas

Last Updated Dec 6, 2021
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3:21-cv-299

Cycle 2020

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Federal lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Justice against new congressional and state legislative districts as a violation of Section 2 of the VRA. With respect to the congressional plan, DOJ alleges that Texas “intentionally eliminated a Latino electoral opportunity in Congressional District 23, a West Texas district where courts had identified Voting Rights Act violations during the previous two redistricting cycles. It failed to draw a seat encompassing the growing Latino electorate in Harris County. And it surgically excised minority communities from the core of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex (DFW) by attaching them to heavily Anglo rural counties, some more than a hundred miles away, placing them in a congressional district where they would lack equal electoral opportunity.”

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Highlighted document Document icon Complaint Dec 6, 2021