DOJ sues over Texas's redistricting plan

Summary by Ground News
The lawsuit, filed in the Western District of Texas, claims the Republican-controlled state violated part of the Voting Rights Act. The case is the first legal action challenging a state’s maps from the Biden Justice Department during this redistricting cycle. Texas's Attorney General, Ken Paxton, condemned the litigation as an intrusion by the Democratic administration.
6 months ago·Washington, United States

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Reuters

U.S. Justice Department sues Texas over 'discriminatory' redistricting

WASHINGTON -The U.S. Justice Department filed a lawsuit against Texas on Monday alleging the state violated the Voting Rights Act by creating redistricting plans that discriminate against minority voters, Attorney General Merrick Garland said. The redistricting plans dilute the Black and Latino vote and violate Section 2 of the voting act, Garland said at a news conference. "These

6 months ago·United Kingdom
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The Guardian

DoJ sues Texas, saying electoral map plans violate Voting Rights Act

Redistricting proposals violate section 2 by denying rights to Latino and Black voters, attorney general Merrick Garland says

6 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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News18 India

Justice Department Sues Texas Over New Redistricting Maps

The Department of Justice sued Texas over new redistricting maps Monday, saying the plans discriminate against voters in the states booming Latino and Black populations.

6 months ago·India
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CBS Local

Justice Department Sues Texas Over New Redistricting Maps

WASHINGTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — The Department of Justice is suing Texas over new redistricting maps, saying the plans violate the rights of voters in the state’s booming Latino and Black populations.The lawsuit, filed in the Western District of Texas, claims the state has “again diluted the voting strength of minority Texans and continued its refusal to comply with the Voting Rights Act, absent intervention by the Attorney General or the federal c…

6 months ago·United States
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The Independent

Justice Department sues Texas over GOP-approved redistricting maps

The US Department of Justice sued the state of Texas for recently drawn political boundaries approved by the state’s Republican lawmakers and signed into law by Republican Governor Greg Abbott.

6 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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USA Today

DOJ sues Texas in voting rights lawsuit, alleging discrimination against Black and Latino voters

Attorney General Merrick Garland said the state's redistricting maps dilute\u00a0the voting strength of of Black and Latino residents.

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