Patt Morrison for August 29, 2012

D.C. court strikes down Texas re-districting

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott Discusses 10 Commandments Case

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A Ten Commandments monument stands outside the Texas State Capitol June 27, 2005 in Austin, Texas.

The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia recently ruled that the state of Texas’s attempts to redistrict the state discriminated against black and Hispanic voters in the state. The case is the latest in a wave of voting rights controversies, where claims of disenfranchisement and voter fraud have led to clashes throughout the country.


Keesha Gaskins, Senior Counsel for the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University Law School

Luis Vera, attorney for the League of United Latin American Citizens, which filed suit against the State of Texas over their redistricting

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