Word that Gov. Perry has signed the three redistricting bills passed by the Texas Legislature in special session.
Since section 5 is no longer operative, those bills no longer need to be precleared but are subject to challenges under section 2 of the Voting Rights Act as well as the Constitution.
The redistricting plaintiffs told the San Antonio court in May that if the Legislature merely adopted the interim maps as permanent maps, they would be filing amended complaints adding counts about those maps since they regard those maps are legally inadequate.
Although they haven’t said, it seems reasonable to expect those complaints to be filed before the week is out.