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Supreme Court upholds most of Texas redistricting plan

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The Supreme Court on Monday upheld nearly all aspects of a Texas redistricting plan adopted in 2013, ruling that lower courts went too far in concluding that the maps were tainted by an intent to discriminate against Latino voters.

The 5-4 decision split the court along its usual ideological lines, with all Republican appointees voting to allow the bulk of the Texas legislature’s plan and all Democratic appointees dissenting. The vote tracked with the justices’ decision last September to temporarily block the lower court’s ruling requiring the maps to be withdrawn.

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