Redistricting Population Controversy: Pits Rural Against Urban

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Vice President of litigation at the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund, Nina Perales writes this article in the Washington Post’s “In Theory” series urging the Supreme Court to maintain total population as an acceptable standard for drawing political districts.

Perales’ piece agrees with law professor Nathanial Persily and counters demographer Peter Morrison’s views on this issue that is the subject of an upcoming Supreme Court case: Evenwel v. Abbott.

Although Perales is an accomplished redistricting attorney, her article presents the practical ramifications of only counting eligible voters when drawing districts; rural areas in Texas would gain substantial political power in the legislature at the expense of bustling urban centers in the state. Read the article here.


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