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Friday, January 20th, 2012

Supreme Court nixes judge-drawn redistricting maps

The U.S. Supreme Court threw out court-drawn Texas redistricting maps on Friday morning, saying a panel of federal judges should have used the Legislature's maps as their starting point.

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Updated: Narvaiz says CD-35 campaign still on

A panel of three federal judges in San Antonio proposed new congressional districts for Texas today. The map is a proposal; the court is seeking comments from the parties by noon Friday.

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Federal judges will draw new political maps

Next year's congressional and legislative elections in Texas will probably be conducted using political maps drawn by federal judges instead of those drawn by lawmakers.