Posted: May 23, 2008
Case Against Democrats Dismissed in Texas
The case brought by the League of United Latin American Citizens of Texas (LULAC) against the Texas Democrats and the State of Texas was dismissed yesterday (5/22) by federal district judge Fred Biery. LULAC, in LULAC of Texas v. State of Texas (See EL@M case page), had argued that the Texas Democratic primary process unfairly diluted the voting power of Latinos. Judge Biery, in his 21 page decision, found that LULAC request for a preliminary injunction was untimely and that the "spirit and intent of the Voting Rights Act have not been violated." It is possible that the plaintiffs will appeal this decision to the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.