Texas asks high court to temporarily block redistricting map
November 28th, 2011
12:24 PM ET
3 years ago

Texas asks high court to temporarily block redistricting map

(CNN) - Texas officials are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to step in and temporarily block a controversial congressional redistricting plan from going into effect Monday.

The state's attorney general, Greg Abbott, filed an emergency "application" with the justices, saying a map approved by a federal panel in San Antonio is "fatally flawed." It would increase the number of districts dominated by minorities, especially Hispanic voters.

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soundoff (16 Responses)
  1. Rudy NYC

    Don't the map changes reflect the changes in the state's population? I suppose it is a bad thing if you are on the short end of the equation.

    November 28, 2011 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  2. da

    Please that map is not "fatally flawed", they are just afraid that finally Texas will get the minority representation that it deserves!!!

    November 28, 2011 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  3. gt

    sounds like the courts are at it again... of course they know best ...ugh

    November 28, 2011 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  4. GI Joe

    DeLay's plans to keep the state RED may FINALLY go by the wayside. Keep the higher courts out of your republican redneck politicking. It's a waste of taxpayer's money. If most of the folks in TX are hispanic (and they are, except Dallas), then the representation in our fed. government needs to reflect that.

    November 28, 2011 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  5. Rudy NYC

    gt wrote:

    sounds like the courts are at it again... of course they know best ...ugh
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    Except for one thing, though. Courts don't initiate and file the cases the come before them. Only people who are looking for compensation, or some other favor, file court cases.

    November 28, 2011 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  6. Anonymous

    Sounds like the anti-minority rednecks in Texas are about to learn a lesson about changing demographics.

    November 28, 2011 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  7. ConservaFASCISTS/TEAhadists

    Bexar County is predominantly hispanic. If it weren't for military bases being there, it will probably be 100% hispanic. This is just another way of trying to surpress the minority vote.

    November 28, 2011 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  8. Anonymous2.0

    Actually guys if you look at the way they are going to divide it up it actually hurts hispanics and pretty much everyone else in the long wrong. It makes several areas more solidly democratic and others more Republican basically meaning races there wouldn't even be close anymore. Thats never a good thing. Close races make these guys actually want to do the dam job if they win lest next time the get beaten horribly.

    November 28, 2011 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  9. The Real Tom Paine

    Oh geez, Ted Nugent might leave if it does not go the GOP's way! I was hoping he would stay there.

    November 28, 2011 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  10. Stop the Charade

    Just another manifestation of the GOP creed – Minority Rules!

    November 28, 2011 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  11. Al-NY,NY

    the king of gerrymandering.....Tom DeLay must be proud

    November 28, 2011 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  12. Mario

    It's time for the sleeping giant (Hispanic's) to raise up and start voting these Republican out of office. They have ran Texas for to many year and all they've done is taken our votes away. They blame hispanic and under privilege children test score. Its time to make history and vote all Democrats in office including re electing our President

    November 28, 2011 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  13. Bill

    Why is it flawed? Beacause it represents the real make up of voters and is detrimental to the GOP? Get over it. The Supremes will not hear this case.

    November 28, 2011 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  14. Rick McDaniel

    We don't need, nor should we want, to increase the opportunity for illegal immigrants to vote in our state elections.

    November 28, 2011 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  15. Texan

    Finally !!!!! A real look at Texas GOP politics; Down and dirty...........

    November 28, 2011 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  16. Rudy NYC

    Rick McDaniel wrote:

    We don't need, nor should we want, to increase the opportunity for illegal immigrants to vote in our state elections.
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    The article makes no mention of the ethnic background of the "minorities" who are responsible for the increase. I recall that quite of number of people (tens of thousands) moved to Texas following the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. To blindly declare that the increase is due to "illegal immigrants" is hateful and [reader supplied adjective goes here] because illegals are not counted in the census when it comes to setting up districts.

    November 28, 2011 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |