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In the consolidated redistricting cases in San Antonio, the State of Texas has moved to bar depositions of four witnesses who worked for or with members of the Legislature on the redistricting process.

The four staff members are:

  • Jeff Archer- counsel for the Texas Legislative Council
  • Ryan Downton- committee counsel to the Texas House Redistricting Committee
  • Doug Davis- counsel to the Senate Select Committee on Redistricting
  • Gerardo Interiano- counsel to Speaker StrausĀ 

The state contends that testimony from the four staff members would evade the witnesses’ “legislative privilege and jeopardize the legislative independence it fosters.”

Copy of the state’s motion for protective order here:


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