TEXAS REDISTRICTING & ELECTION LAW

Updates about ongoing redistricting litigation in the Lone Star State and coverage of election law more generally. This website's goal is to try to make sure the redistricting process and litigation over voting law is as transparent and accessible as possible to the public. Hopefully, it will be of some use to a broad range of interested parties, both lawyers and non-lawyers. Have questions, comments, suggestions, additional content, or a redistricting joke (or two)? Feel free to contact me: Michael Li, michael.li@mlilaw.com, 202.681.0641.
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Nearly 7 p.m. now in D.C., so it looks unlikely anything in the Texas redistricting cases will come out today.

The delay does suggest that the matter is being considered by the entire court rather than just by Justice Scalia (the circuit justice for the Fifth Circuit).  That would be in keeping with custom though it is not a requirement under Supreme Court rules, which allow Justice Scalia to decide the matter on his own.

As for the high court’s schedule this week, the court has two oral arguments scheduled for tomorrow morning and then a Friday conference of the Justices- their last scheduled conference of the year.

A ruling could come any time.  Or if the Justices want to discuss the stay requests in person, they could wait until the Friday conference.

At this point, it’s anyone’s guess.