The court also upheld 10 of 11 districts that had been flagged as problematic.
The U.S. Department of Commerce recently announced that it would add a citizenship question to the 2020 decennial census.
A federal judge has tossed out a new law softening Texas’ strict voter identification requirements. Texas’ attorney general says he will appeal the ruling.
Federal judges have invalidated the 35th Congressional District, ruling that it must be fixed by the Legislature or a federal court.
Texas lawmakers intentionally diluted the political clout of minority voters in drawing the State’s House districts, a panel of federal judges ruled Thursday.
Politicians and voting rights advocates continue to clash over whether photo ID and other voting requirements are needed to prevent voter fraud, but a News21 analysis and recent court rulings show little evidence that such fraud is widespread.
The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans, one of the most conservative federal appeals courts in the country, struck down the controversial Texas Voter ID law on Wednesday, ruling 9-6 that the 2011 law violates the U.S. Voting Rights Act, a stunning rebuke of conservative Republicans who control the Texas Legislature and the state’s executive branch.