There will be no change in how Congressional District maps are drawn in Texas.
The U.S. Supreme Court has turned aside a challenge from voters in rural areas–who claim it would be fairer to draw those District maps on the basis of the number of eligible voters in an area–as opposed to the area’s total population.
“Justice Roberts, Justice Alito, Justice Thomas… it was an 8-0 decision–even the most conservative people on the Court agreed” LULAC’s Luis Vera told KTSA News, shortly after the Court turned aside the challenge Monday Morning.
Vera said it’s the right call–if you follow the wording of the Constitution.
“The people who argued the other way were just totally in our opinion trying to re-write the Constitution” Vera said.
He was quick however to say he wouldn’t be surprised to see a similar challenge launched again at some point over the next few years.