Shall we wait for SCOTUS?

Texas Redistricting:

The three-judge panel in San Antonio overseeing redrawing of Texas’ redistricting plans has signaled that it is at least considering the possibility of delaying action on new maps until the Supreme Court decides questions about the constitutionality of section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, asking the parties to brief by December 3 “whether this court should place this case in an administrative stay pending a decision.”

The court’s order is here, and background on the Shelby County case is here. If I had to guess, I’d think the state would like the court to wait for SCOTUS, and the plaintiffs would like them to get a move on already. We’ll see.

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