State of Texas

Texas Senate Redistricting Challenge

Brooks v. Abbott

Lawsuit filed on behalf of a group of Texas voters and state Sen. Beverly Powell (D) against Texas’ newly-passed state Senate map. Specifically, the complaint focuses on Tarrant County and Senate District 10, the district of Sen. Powell, and alleges that intentional racial discrimination and the predominant yet unjustified use of race during the mapdrawing process has resulted in the dilution of minority voting strength in Tarrant County. The suit argues the map violates the 14th and 15th Amendments and Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act and asks the court to block the current Senate map and order the redrawing of Senate District 10 to protect minority voting power. The case was consolidated with six others challenging Texas’ redistricting results; the lead case where future filings can be found is League of United Latin American Citizens v. Abbott.

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