State of Texas

Texas Redistricting Process Challenge

Gutierrez v. Abbott

Lawsuit filed by Texas state Sens. Roland Gutierrez (D) and Sarah Eckhardt (D) and Tejano Democrats, a political organization focused on voter education and advocacy for Mexican American voters and candidates, arguing that the state’s current legislative districts are malapportioned following the release of 2020 census data, but according to the Texas Constitution the Legislature cannot redraw malapportioned legislative districts until its next regular session convenes in January 2023. The suit asks the court to draw interim maps to use in the 2022 election cycle.

The case was paused pending resolution of a similar case currently before the Texas Supreme Court. On Oct. 4, 2022, the plaintiffs voluntarily dismissed the lawsuit.

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