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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At this morning’s scheduling conference, Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos set trial in the consolidated Texas voter ID cases for September 2, 2014, adopting the date proposed¬†by Congressman Marc Veasey over a proposed¬†March 2015 trial date preferred by the State of Texas and some of the other plaintiffs.

The court also granted a request by the Texas Association of Hispanic County Judges and County Commissioners to intervene in the case.

Separately, the court also sua sponte consolidated the new voter ID suit filed last week by a group of South Texas plaintiffs with the four other pending cases.

The court did not take action today on a request by poll watching group True the Vote to intervene in the case as a defendant but told the parties that it would take the request under advisement. Lawyers for the Justice Department had argued in papers filed with the court that True the Vote did not meet the legal requirements for intervention.

A link to the court’s full scheduling order will be added below when it becomes available.

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