“Full hearing on Texas redistricting appeal now not likely this term”

Texas Redistricting: “…many observers have speculated that the high court has deferred deciding what to do with the Texas case until it decides in Shelby Co. v. Holder whether section 5 of the Voting Rights Act remains constitutional….While waiting arguably makes sense, the challenge could become having to quickly draw remedial maps if section 5 is upheld – since a decision in the Shelby Co. case very likely might not come until late June.  Any changes to the maps would require redrawing precinct lines and a number of other technical steps, and the countdown to the filing date for the Texas primary starts in September.”

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