Texas v. United States

Voting Rights

At the same time that its legislative and Congressional plans were being challenged under Section 2, the State of Texas sought preclearance under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act in the District Court for the District of Columbia. SCSJ represents the Texas NAACP and individual citizens opposing preclearance of the plans because certain districts harmed the rights of minority voters. At trial in 2012, the DC District Court denied preclearance for each of the plans. The evidence we presented was critical to a finding of intentional discrimination by the DC District Court.  The case is awaiting review by the United States Supreme Court.