According to the ruling, legislators reduced the number of house districts in Harris County, even though minority population growth argued for the creation of new seats.
The ruling found similar discrimination in five other counties across the state: Dallas, Bexar, el Paso, Nueces, and bell. It is likely Texas will appeal those cases, given its history of fighting voting rights decision against it tooth-and-nail, meaning that the Supreme Court may get to weigh in on the state's relationship with the Voting Right Act.
"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. He noted the 2011 redistricting Texas House maps were superseded by new maps in 2013, referencing a remark by the dissenting judge in the case referencing that.
"Plaintiffs will ... discuss next steps in ensuring that these violations are corrected before the 2018 elections", said Allison Riggs, a lawyer with the Southern Coalition for Social Justice.
Democratic state Rep. Scott Inman says he will run for Oklahoma governor next year after serving as the leader of the House Democratic caucus for seven years.
"Today's ruling on the state House map proved what we've known all along - Republicans in the Legislature cynically and intentionally divided minority voters so Republicans could enhance their power", said Grand Prairie's Rep. Chris Turner, head of the House Democratic Caucus. "This is shameful and unacceptable".
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.
"As 5th Circuit Judge Jerry Smith observed in his dissent, the challenge to the old 2011 maps are not only moot but 'a finding that racial considerations were dominant and controlling defies everything about this record, '" he said.
"Despite its heartfelt efforts, this panel majority has badly overreached in finding that Texas used race, instead of partisan advantage, as the predominant factor in the 2011 redistricting", Smith wrote.
Late Thursday, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued a statement in response to the ruling. "We are confident we will ultimately prevail in this case".
Earlier this month, federal Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos ruled that Texas' voter ID law-also passed in 2011-"had a discriminatory impact" largely affecting minority communities.
And Trea Turner will likely be activated from the disabled list before the first pitch of the three-game series. Left fielder Jayson Werth (groin) and second baseman Daniel Murphy (right leg) both sat out Thursday.
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 .
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.
The company was formerly known as Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. and changed its name to Freeport-McMoRan Inc.in July 2014. In related news, Director Jon C/ Madonna sold 14,000 shares of the company's stock in a transaction on Wednesday, February 1st.
President Trump told The Wall Street Journal that airlines should not be prevented from overselling flights. Dao appeared again shortly thereafter, saying "I have to go home", only to be taken off the plane again.
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.
French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen tweeted, "My emotions and solidarity for the police, once again targeted". Police and soldiers sealed off the area, ordering tourists back into hotels and blocking people from approaching the scene.
Patriots spokesman Stacey James said: "We are aware of the reports but I don't anticipate that we will be commenting today". Hernandez had been housed in a single cell in a general population unit at the maximum-security state prison in Shirley.
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.
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.
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.
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While Ossoff got support from his party's chairman, Handel gathered her own big name support, picking up an endorsement from Gov. Winning such a seat will depend on Ossoff keeping voters like Shari Sprigle engaged in the race.
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.
Haniger, Seager drive Mariners past Marlins
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.