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United States v. Texas

Case Information

Date Filed: August 22, 2013
State: Texas
Issue: Voting Rights Act
Courts that Heard this Case: District Court for the Southern District of Texas (Case 2:13-cv-00263)



Does SB 14 violate Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, 42 U.S.C. 1973 by denying minority voters the right to vote?


Complaint filed 8/22/13. Docketed with Veasey v. Perry

District Court Documents


Edward B. Foley

Filibusters are not for shutdowns

Edward B. Foley

The minority party must win elections, not derail the government, to prevail on policy.

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In the News

Edward B. Foley

New Districts In 2018 Unlikely As SCOTUS Continues To Weigh Wisconsin Gerrymandering Lawsuit

Professor Edward Foley appeared on Wisconsin Public Radio to discuss Gill v. Whitford, a landmark redistricting lawsuit before the U.S. Supreme Court. 


“Even if they're victorious … I think the 2018 elections will be on the old maps," Foley said. 

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Info & Analysis

Federal Court Finds Unconstitutional Partisan Gerrymandering in North Carolina

A three-judge panel of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina released a lengthy opinion Tuesday finding that North Carolina\'s 2016 Congressional Redistricting Plan was an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander. The case is Common Cause v. Rucho.

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