Austin, TX — Today, it was reported that the Supreme Court of the United States would hear Abbott V. Perez, the case regarding Texas redistricting on April 24, 2018.
“Individual voters in Texas, alongside organizations representing African-Americans and Latinos, filed a series of lawsuits in 2011 alleging Texas’ congressional and state house plans violated the U.S. Constitution and Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act. Several of these suits were later amended to include claims regarding replacement maps adopted by the Texas Legislature in 2013.” View the Case Background on the Brennan Center for Justice
Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa issued the following statement:
“Once again, Texans will have their day in court. Discriminatory gerrymandering, from any side, is plain wrong. It has to stop.
“We hope the Supreme Court finally holds Texas Republicans accountable, but that’s just a step in the right direction. It’s time to reform redistricting and expand every Texan’s right to vote.”