Democracy Now: Court Rules Texas Redistricting Discriminated Against People of Color

A federal court has ruled the Republican-controlled statehouse in Texas discriminated against people of color in its redrawing of political maps for congressional and legislative districts ahead of the 2012 election. Texas Gov. Rick Perry signed off on the redistricting maps last year. But on Tuesday, a three-judge panel ruled the move violated the Voting Rights Act of 1965 in disenfranchising people of color with a “discriminatory purpose.” Texas says it plans to appeal.

~ by wheresthemic on August 29, 2012.

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