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Supreme Court to hear Texas redistricting case
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The US Supreme Court has decided to hear a Texas appeal against a lower court decision that State House and Congressional maps are discriminatory.
A Federal Court in San Antonio found that two Congressional districts and State House Districts in four counties were drawn with discriminatory intent, in violation of the Voting Rights Act. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton appealed the decision to the Highest Court. Nina Perales represents the Texas Latino Redistricting Task Force in the case she was hoping the lower court would have been allowed to redraw the maps.