Wilson v. Texas
No. 1:21-cv-00943 (W.D. Tex.)
** This case has been consolidated with LULAC v. Abbott. Further updates will be posted to that case page. **
Federal lawsuit challenging Texas’s redistricting approach for incarcerated populations. A Texas prisoner claimed his residency was wrongly identified as his prison location rather than his last known address, violating the “equal representation” clause and the 14th Amendment right to Equal Protection. He argued that Texas’s latest redistricting plan, treating incarcerated persons as residents of their prisons rather than their last known homes, contravened the one person, one vote principle.
On Nov. 19, 2021, the case was consolidated with other cases challenging Texas’ redistricting plans. However, the court dismissed the case due to lack of standing. Subsequent efforts to amend the complaint were also dismissed.
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