Texas Redistricting Case Will Now Face New Delay Thanks to Today’s SCOTUS NC Decision

The briefing never ends in Texas redistricting case. and another plea for the TX Legislature to get involved again:

In light of today’s Supreme Court decision in Cooper v. Harris, the Court invites the parties to file supplemental briefs, in whatever length they find appropriate, addressing the effect of Cooper (and, if desired, Bethune-Hill v. Virginia State Board of Elections) on the various claims in the congressional and Texas House cases. Such briefs shall be due June 6, 2017. It would be most helpful, to the extent reasonably possible, for any such comments to designate the specific districts to which they are addressed and (if applicable) any specific 2017 findings/conclusions and legal analysis from this panel to which the comments pertain.

In addition to any such briefing, the Court directs Defendants’ counsel to confer with their client(s) about whether the State wishes to voluntarily undertake redistricting in a special session in light of the Cooper opinion and counsel shall report their clients’ position to this Court no later than May 26, 2017.


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