Saturday, December 10, 2011

The Roberts Court's Special Hearing: Texas Redistricting Case

The Roberts Court announced it would hear "special arguments" in the Texas redistricting case.
The Supreme Court of the United States has set 9 January, 2012 as the date to hear arguments in the Texas redistricting case.  The issue is whether Texas and other Southern states can hold elections utilizing redistricting plans that have not been approved by the U.S. Justice Department in accordance with the Voting Rights Act.

The far-reaching import of this special Supreme Court hearing is captured in the comment by -- LA Times described -- "law professor and elections law expert" at the University of California-Irvine, Richard Hasen.
"The Supreme Court is going to be thrust into the unusual position of deciding a case with immediate partisan consequences."
Richard Hasen
Is this another Citizens United opportunity for the Roberts Court?

The Los Angeles Times article, "Supreme Court intervenes in Texas redistricting case," provides more information on the Roberts Court's special hearing for the Texas redistricting case.

Savage, David G. "Supreme Court intervenes in Texas redistricting case."  Los Angeles Times 9 December, 2011: online edition.

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