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League of Latin American Citizens v. Perry

Docket No.: 05-204
Certiorari Granted: 12/12/2005
Argued: March 1, 2006
Decided: June 28, 2006
Consolidated with: CONSOLIDATED WITH 05-254, 05-276, 05-439 FOR TWO HOURS ORAL ARGUMENT.

Topics:

Civil Rights, Reapportionment

PartyNames: LEAGUE OF UNITED LATIN AMERICAN CITIZENS et al. v. PERRY, GOVERNOR OF TEXAS, et al.
Petitioner: Rick Perry, Governor of Texas, et al.
Respondent: League of United Latin American Citizens, et al.

Court Below: United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

Rick Perry, Governor of Texas, et al.
v.
League of United Latin American Citizens, et al.
548 U.S. 399 (2006)
Question Presented:

1. Whether the 2003 Texas Congressional Redistricting Plan (Plan 1 374C), adopted and developed using out-dated, inaccurate 2000 Census data and resulting in malapportioned districts, in violation of one person, one vote when measured against 2003 Census data, and when "the single-minded purpose of the Texas Legislature in enacting Plan 1374C was to gain partisan advantage" and when such purpose is realized, is an unconstitutional political gerrymander. 2. Whether proof of racially polarized voting is overcome by evidence of partisan affiliation of minority voters in the analysis of the second prong of Gingles in a minority vote dilution claim.

Question:

Did the Texas legislature violate the Constitution and and the Voting Rights Act when it used 2000 census data to redistrict in 2003 for partisan advantage, resulting in districts that (by 2003 numbers) did not conform to the one person, one vote standard?

Note:

EXPEDITED BRIEFING SCHEDULE.

Holding: adjudged to be affirmed in par
Opinion By:
Read LEAGUE OF LATIN AMERICAN CITIZENS V. PERRY opinion (PDF)
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