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Effort to expedite redistricting ruling denied

From the Lone Star Project:

Earlier today, Federal District Court Judge Xavier Rodriguez denied the motion filed by the Texas congressional and State House redistricting plaintiffs calling on the three-judge federal district court in San Antonio to rule on the pending redistricting case.  Lone Star Project Director Matt Angle released the following statement:

“While we had hoped the motion for a judgment filed by the Plaintiffs in the ongoing Texas redistricting case last week would be granted, we appreciate that the Court’s order today shows that it is looking carefully at the voluminous record that has been assembled over the 5 plus years of litigation. We trust that when the three-judge court finishes its review, the court will conclude that Texas Republican leaders have intentionally discriminated against African American and Hispanic voters to such an extent that it hurts every Texas voter.”

See here for the background. In the original statement, the plaintiffs talked about going to the Fifth Circuit if they didn’t get some action here. It sounds like they may be backing off of that. All I can say is I hope we don’t have to wait too much longer.

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