Court again finds intentional voter discrimination in Texas
In addition, the judges determined that nine districts were drawn with uneven populations - in violation of the one person, one vote rule - in Bell, Lampasas, Hidalgo and Nueces counties. Specifically, the judges pointed to Texas' urban counties, including Dallas, El Paso, Tarrant, Harris and Bexar, as areas where the votes of the state's growing Hispanic population were diluted.
"In almost every instance since the 1970s Supreme Court decision in White v. Regester, the Texas Legislature has drawn electoral maps in violation of the Constitutional protections against discrimination and the Voting Rights Act", Anchia said in a statement.
Civil rights groups, minority voters and politicians have asked the court to force Texas officials to submit a new congressional redistricting plan by May 5, with a map due from the plaintiffs one week later.
This tactic is known in the parlance as gerrymandering.
Writing in dissent in Thursday's ruling, Judge Jerry Smith of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the majority opinion was based on a misunderstanding of the law and findings that were "so extreme as to defy logic and reason".
Marc Rylander, a spokesman for Attorney General Ken Paxton said in a written statement that the AG's office disagreed with the ruling and remained confident about its case. Thursday, a different panel ruled by the same 2-1 margin that Texas' House map does the same. The maps originated in a House redistricting committee made up of 12 Republicans and five Democrats. Smith, for one, seems certain the case is headed for yet another appeal, ending his dissent with the words "Stay tuned". The Voter ID law required specific photo identification (including a gun license), conditions created to exclude a minority voting bloc less prone to possess such forms of ID, detractors have noted. This perception was recently furthered when the administration of Donald Trump said it would drop its opposition to the Texas Voter ID law after years of effort to achieve equity by the previous administration.
Texas also has sought to eliminate straight-ticket voting, one of just 10 states still allowing the practice.
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Yelich, sprinting with his back to home plate, leaped into the air and caught the ball, only to crash face-first into the wall. Miranda (1-1) allowed four singles and only one runner to reach second base while striking out five.
Ichiro also received multiple standing ovations, including before and after his memorable home run in Wednesday's game. NY trailed 2-0 with two outs in the sixth before Bruce lined a three-run homer off frustrated starter Vince Velasquez.
The group also claimed responsibility for a auto attack in London last month killing four, but gave no name or details. The gunman killed an officer, and then fled while continuing to shoot at officers, injuring two, according to the BBC.
The strikes marked the first time Washington has directly targeted Syrian government forces since the war began in 2011. Assad accused the USA of trying to boost the morale of "terror groups " in Syria .
Brady released a statement saying he was "so happy and excited" that the Patriots are being honored at the White House. In 2005, only 27 Patriots showed up according to CSN New England , and 36 attended in 2004, both during the George W.
Will Curiel's case be a DACA test for Trump?
Steve King (R-Iowa) on Tuesday praised federal agents for deporting the first "Dreamer" of President Trump's tenure. But Mr Montes - who has a cognitive disability from a brain injury - says he was deported to Mexico anyway.
North Korea warns US against provocative action
Tensions are high after the United States military recently ordered a navy strike group to move towards the Korean peninsula. South Korean military officials said they believe the object was a new type of ICBM.
Lawyer: Hernandez talked to fiancee before death
Earlier Thursday, Hernandez's lawyer complained that state officials had turned over the 27-year-old's body but not his brain. Hernandez was taken into police custody on June 26, 2013 , on charges related to the death of his friend, Odin Lloyd .
Ghost Recon: Wildlands, Zelda Top March 2017 Sales
Speaking of the Switch , it managed to outsell both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in March, despite its limited availability. In terms of other new releases Mass Effect: Andromeda debuted at number three, but with a smaller launch than Mass Effect 3 .
Golden State Warriors vs. Portland Trail Blazers
Meanwhile, the Blazers are still without centre Jusuf Nurkic , who sat out of Sunday's series opener with a fractured right leg. The Golden State Warriors took a series lead over the Portland Trailblazers in Game 1 of the opening round of the playoffs.
Wall, Beal pace Wizards past Hawks
He has learned to channel his passion in all the right ways, and the Hawks simply had no answers for his athleticism. The team scored 2.17 points per possession when Wall handled the ball in transition. "He hasn't made a lot of them".
Italy receives migrants after Mediterranean rescue ops
A Reuters photographer on board the Phoenix, a ship run by Moas, counted at least 20 bodies during the rescue. It comes as EU's border control agency Frontex has accused donor-funded vessels of doing more harm than good.
North Korea threatens 'super-mighty' strike on U.S.
US Ambassador Nikki Haley separately stressed that the onus was on North Korea to prevent an escalation. Pyongyang periodically warns Washington of the dire consequences of taking on North Korea militarily.
I'm like Benjamin Button,'' says Zlatan Ibrahimovic
United, who move above Arsenal, are four points behind fourth-placed Manchester City with one game in hand over their neighbours. De Gea is expected to feature in next weekend's Premier League match against Chelsea at Old Trafford.