Districts Won’t Be Redrawn Before Election
The U.S. Supreme Court this morning rejected a call from the League of United Latin American Citizens to bar the use of Texas district maps drawn by a panel of judges for the November elections.
The maps were drawn to replace maps put together by the Republican-led Texas Legislature. In August a federal court in Washington blocked the Legislature’s version.
But LULAC argues that the judges’ maps were based on the maps drawn by the Legislature so both should be thrown out.
LULAC’s attorney Luis Vera says he’s disappointed that the Supreme Court did not release a comment with its ruling.
“The sad truth is the Supreme Court has said illegal maps cannot be used in any election, and the exception is what we don’t know,” Vera said.
He says a court in San Antonio will redraw the maps again in December, more than three weeks after the November elections.