June 28, 2006

Breaking News: Supreme Court Rejects Texas Partisan Gerrymandering Claim; Strikes Down Texas District 23 [Correction] as Voting Rights Act Violation

See this early report from Lyle Denniston, who says the Court did not conclude whether these cases are non-justiciable. He also says the court rejected a challenge to mid-decade redistricting. If Monday is any guide, it may be up to an hour before the opinion actually becomes available in electronic form to read. As soon as I have a link, I'll post it, and analysis will follow once I've had a chance to read the set of opinions.

Here is an early AP report.

CORRECTION: The original headline of this post referred to district 24 being struck down. Lyle is now reporting that District 24 was upheld, and District 23 struck down. I can't verify any of this yet because I have not yet seen the opinions.

UPDATE: I have posted the opinion here.

Posted by Rick Hasen at June 28, 2006 07:16 AM