Bloomberg Law
Dec. 6, 2021, 8:10 PM

U.S. Sues Texas Over ‘Discriminatory’ Redistricting Plan (2)

Erik Larson
Erik Larson
Bloomberg News

The Justice Department sued Texas to block a new redistricting plan for congressional seats, alleging it was crafted to intentionally diminish the power of Black and Latino voters who made up the bulk of the state’s population growth over the past decade.

Texas gained two new seats in Congress after the 2020 Census due to a large increase in its minority voters, but the state designed the districts to have White voting majorities in violation of Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, the U.S. said in a suit filed Monday in federal court in El Paso.

“Texas has a ...

Learn more about Bloomberg Law or Log In to keep reading:

Learn About Bloomberg Law

AI-powered legal analytics, workflow tools and premium legal & business news.

Already a subscriber?

Log in to keep reading or access research tools.