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Judges Say Texas Can't Move Forward With Redistricting Plans The Feds Say Are Discriminatory
Ryan J. Reilly | September 30, 2011, 2:30PM
A panel of three federal judges ordered Texas not to move forward with redistricting plans for both congressional and state legislative seats until they are approved in court.
Justice Department lawyers have declared in court that they believe the congressional and statehouse redistricting plans signed into law by Gov. Rick Perry have been adopted at least in part for the purpose of "diminishing the ability of citizens of the United States, on account of race, color, or membership in a language minority group, to elect their preferred candidates."
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Not a ruling throwing out the plan, only a ruling saying it can't go forward until the plan is approved in court.