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Supreme Court rejects judge-drawn Texas election maps
Posted By admin On January 20, 2012 @ 9:13 am In U.S. News | Comments Disabled
January 20, 2012
The Supreme Court on Friday ruled in a Texas political dispute, rejecting judge-drawn election maps favoring minority candidates and Democrats in the 2012 congressional and state legislature elections.
In its first ruling on political boundary-drawing based on the 2010 U.S. Census, the high court unanimously set aside the interim maps created by federal district court judges in San Antonio.
The high court said it was unclear whether the judges in Texas followed the appropriate standards and sent the cases back for further proceedings.
At issue were the maps that Texas will use in its primary contests set for April 3 that will decide party candidates for congressional and state legislature elections in November.
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