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Wave of redistricting ahead?

The Supreme Court ruled last week that the 2003 non-Census redistricting that took place in Texas was legal, with the exception of one of the districts. I immediately began wondering if this would set the stage for districts being redrawn every time some state legislature switches from one party to the other.

In 2003, the Texas state legislature, with major involvement from then Majority Leader Tom DeLay, redrew the state's congressional districts despite the fact that this has historically only been done every 10 years in line with the Census as the Constitution requires.

The WaPo says that at least for now, Democrats don't seem eager to resort to such tactics. However, the folks at Donkey Rising are saying maybe they should be.

Thank you Tom DeLay for opening up this great can of worms.


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