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  •  How does this relate to the Florida case last week (3+ / 0-)
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    Penny GC, ericlewis0, Mopshell

    I haven't been following too closely.


    •  Florida Case v. Texas Case (7+ / 0-)

      The two cases are different.  The case in Texas is in a federal court and deals with federal law, namely Sec. 3 of the Voting Rights Act.  

      The case in Florida was a state court decision dealing with a violation of the state's Fair District Amendments which prohibit redistricting for the purpose of protecting incumbents or a particular political party.

      It probably goes without saying, but Texas has no such laws on its books or in its Constitution.

      So long story short, the difference boils down to federal v. state law.

      Hope that helps explain the difference.

      If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.- THOMAS PAINE

      by Crazycab214 on Mon Jul 14, 2014 at 04:30:45 PM PDT

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      •  It certainly helped me, thanks! (1+ / 0-)
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        I wondering the same thing so I thank mygreekamphora for asking the question and am grateful to you, Crazycab214, for providing such a reader-friendly answer.  (◕‿◕)

        Please note that lamps in the Magic Lamp Emporium are on a genie time-share program so there may be a slight delay in wish fulfillment. (◕‿◕)

        by Mopshell on Tue Jul 15, 2014 at 12:15:15 AM PDT

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