Search
×

Sign up

Use your Facebook account for quick registration

OR

Create a Shvoong account from scratch

Already a Member? Sign In!
×

Sign In

Sign in using your Facebook account

OR

Not a Member? Sign up!
×

Sign up

Use your Facebook account for quick registration

OR

Sign In

Sign in using your Facebook account

Shvoong Home>Society & News>News Items>Republicans Receive Approval For Revamped Election Lines Summary

Republicans Receive Approval For Revamped Election Lines

Article Summary   by:Mosimane    
ª
 
Republicans Receive Approval For Revamped Election Lines In
remaping a disputed Texas Congressional District- the United States Supreme
Court decreed that ``the Texas Legislature violated the Voting Rights Act in
redrawing a particular district in Southwestern Texas when it adopted its plan
in 2003. The Texas General Assembly carved out a district that improved the
chances of re-electing Republican incumbents- according to the High Court. As a
practical matter, the Federal District Court in Texas must redraft the borders
of that district and its adject regions. An additional impact of the decree
allows state legislatures to redraw districts after a ``change of political
control in the state governments as a reason to reshape their maps.`` Opponents
of the 2003 Texas Redistricting Map upheld by the United States Supreme Court
accused the Texas Legislature of gerrymandering (distorting the district`s
number of members associated with a particular political party). Associate U. S.
Supreme Court Justices John Paul Stevens and Stephen G. Breyer declared the
Texas scheme as invalid. Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote for the
majority-` In essence the state took away the Lations` opportunity because
Latinos were about to exercise it` i.e. the right to vote. The 1965 Voting
Rights Act made it more likely that minorities could elect leaders of their race
by creating such schemes as majority-minority districts.
Published: June 30, 2006   
Please Rate this Summary : 1 2 3 4 5
Translate Send Link Print
X

.