U.S. Supreme Court to hear case over whether Texas congressional and House maps discriminate

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Further extending a drawn-out legal battle, the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear a case over whether Texas' congressional and House district boundaries discriminate against voters of color. The high court's decision to take the case is a short-term win for Texas' Republican leaders who, in an effort to preserve the maps in question, had appealed two lower court rulings that invalidated parts of the state's maps and would have required the district lines to be redrawn to address several voting rights violations. The Supreme Court's decision to weigh that appeal will further delay any...

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