U.S. SC says federal court erred in drawing Texas redistricting plans

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Jan 20, 2012

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WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that a federal district court in San Antonio went too far in drawing interim redistricting plans for Texas.

The nation's highest court, in its opinion Friday, said because the federal panel "had the benefit of a recently enacted plan to assist it, the court had neither the need nor the license to cast aside that vital aid."

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