The U.S. Supreme Court has dealt a serious setback to those hoping Texas would see new congressional and House district maps ahead of the 2018 elections.
Federal judges have invalidated the 35th Congressional District, ruling that it must be fixed by the Legislature or a federal court.
As part of a week-long court battle over the state’s political maps, minority rights groups on Monday focused on the discriminatory impact of the House map.
A key deadline passed on Monday without the House “bathroom bill” getting out of committee, meaning the bill won’t make it to the House floor this session.
Texas lawmakers intentionally diluted the political clout of minority voters in drawing the State’s House districts, a panel of federal judges ruled Thursday.
As North Carolina lawmakers voted Thursday to revise that state’s “bathroom bill,” Texas Republicans said they are not backing away from their proposal.
After several hours of debate, the Texas Senate on Tuesday tentatively signed off on the so-called “bathroom bill” on a 21-10 vote.
The Trump administration on Wednesday rescinded guidelines issued by former President Obama that directed public schools to accommodate transgender students.
San Antonio Republican Joe Straus was re-elected unanimously by House members Tuesday for a for record-tying fifth term.
Texas Republicans on Thursday unveiled Senate Bill 6, which would require transgender people to use bathrooms in public schools, government buildings and public universities based on “biological sex.”