Court: No basis to block 2013 redistricting maps

Court: No basis to block 2013 redistricting maps

Court: No basis to block 2013 redistricting maps

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by KVUE.com

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Posted on September 6, 2013 at 5:00 PM

SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- A San Antonio federal court has ruled Texas Redistricting Maps can be used for 2014 elections.

In the 26 page opinion the court ruled that there was no basis to block the use of the 2013 redistricting maps in upcoming elections.

Lauren Bean with the Texas Attorney General’s Office issued the following statement:

“We are pleased that the court agreed to allow the 2014 elections to proceed on time using the new maps drawn by the Legislature. That certainty benefits all Texans.

“The State will continue to respond in court to the unwarranted challenges to the new maps by the Obama administration and various plaintiff groups. Texas has prevailed each time the redistricting litigation has reached the U.S. Supreme Court and remains confident that the Legislature’s maps will be vindicated, either at the San Antonio federal district court or at the Supreme Court, if necessary.”

 

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