Judge strikes down county redistricting lawsuit (Chron.com)

By Kiah Collier

August 2, 2013

A federal judge has struck down a lawsuit challenging the legality of a Harris County redistricting plan.

In a ruling filed Thursday, U.S. District Judge Vanessa Gilmore said the lawyers for local Hispanic activists, who argued that the map illegally diluted Latino votes in the only Latino-opportunity county commissioner precinct, failed to prove the redistricting plan was unconstitutional or that race was the predominant factor in the design of the plan.

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