Texas Redistricting U.S. Supreme Court Case: LULAC v. Perry

 

LULAC filed a lawsuit challenging the Texas legislature’s redistricting plan, which was spearheaded by former House Majority Leader Tom Delay, on the grounds that it violated the Voting Rights Act of the Latino community in Texas.

HISTORIC NATIONAL DAY FOR LATINO VOTERS IN TEXAS

Ciro Rodriguez Defeats Seven-Term Congressman, Henry Bonilla in District 23 Runoff.

Washington, DC – The League of United Latin American Citizens hailed the election of Ciro Rodriguez over seven-term incumbent Henry Bonilla in the District 23 special runoff election as proof that the Voting Rights Act is still an effective tool in ensuring that minority communities can elect the candidate of their choice ... read more

LULAC IS VICTORIOUS FOR THE LATINO VOTERS

MEDIA COVERAGE

The League of United Latin American Citizens and the State of Texas negotiated a court order today in the special runoff election for Congressional District 23 allowing more time for voters to cast their ballots .... click here to read our Press Release or here to see Order (PDF)

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Rodriguez upsets incumbent Bonilla - By Greg Jefferson / Web Posted: 12/13/2006 02:13 AM CST MySA.com Express-News
 

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DOJ approves Dec. 12 election date - By SUZANNE GAMBOA / Associated Press - Posted 12/07/2006
 

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Carlos Guerra: Much more than District 23 result at stake in voting challenges - Web Posted: 12/03/2006 12:12 AM CDT San Antonio Express-News
 

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Carlos Guerra: Wrench thrown into Texas redistricting may lead to surprises - Web Posted: 08/05/2006 11:10 PM CDT San Antonio Express-News
 

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Ordenan Cambios a Mapa de Distritos Congresionales de Texas, Dando más fuerza Politíca en Áreas Pobladas por Hispanos, Incluyendo el Condado Austin-Travis - Hispanic Universal.com
 

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Latino group may challenge new congressional map - By Tara Copp AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF. Tuesday, August 08, 2006
 

 

JUDGE RULES IN FAVOR OF LULAC

Judge rules in favor of LULAC motion seeking inclusion of weekend days in early voting period. Runoff election will take place in Congressional District 23, a majority Latino district ...Texas Court Order (PDF)

Press Release: HISPANIC VOTERS VINDICATED IN LULAC VS PERRY TEXAS REDISTRICTING CASE

Washington, DC – Today’s decision by the US Supreme Court in the LULAC vs Perry Texas Redistricting Case has vindicated our position that the plan drawn up by the Texas legislature eroded minority voting strength in Texas and is therefore illegal and unconstitutional. We demand immediate relief based upon the Supreme Court’s findings and we call upon the lower court to adopt a plan that is fair for all Texans not just those favored by former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay  ...more

Press Release: LULAC GETS ITS DAY IN COURT

Jenner & Block LLP: Texas Redistricting U.S. Supreme Court Cases Resource Center

U.S. Supreme Court to hear LULAC v. Perry.

Washington, DC – LULAC will get its day in court as the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear the case of the controversial Texas congressional redistricting map  ...more

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on December 12, 2005 to hear challenges to the Texas congressional redistricting plan passed in 2003.

Here are links to the documents currently before the Court in this case ...more

LULAC Reply (PDF format)

Brief from the US Solicitor General (PDF format)

IN THE Supreme Court of the United States

LEAGUE OF UNITED LATIN AMERICAN CITIZENS , et al., Appellants, v. RICK PERRY, et al., Appellees.

On Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas ...more

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES

League of United Latin American Citizens, et al., Appellants V. Rick Perry, Governor of Texas, et al.
Eddie Jackson, et al., Appellants V. Rick Perry, Governor of Texas, et al.
GI Forum of Texas, et al., Appellants V. Rick Perry, Governor of Texas, et al. ...more


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