(AP) - A federal court in San Antonio has issued new congressional and state House maps in time
for Texas to hold a May 29 primary.
The ruling by
a three-judge panel Tuesday could clear the way for elections, if none of the nine groups
contesting the state's political districts files an appeal.
running out for Texas to hold primaries, and the maps are intended to get Texas through the 2012
election cycle. Minority groups have accused the
Republican-controlled Legislature of drawing maps that discriminated against
them. The state's leaders say the maps merely give Republicans an
advantage in the next election.
maps come after months or legal wrangling, including the U.S. Supreme Court throwing out the last
set of maps the San Antonio judges drew.
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