SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A single state Senate district is taking the spotlight in the ongoing Texas redistricting clash that has reached even the U.S. Supreme Court.
A new federal trial begins Wednesday over a lawsuit filed by state Sen. Wendy Davis. The Fort Worth Democrat is fighting to keep her district after the Republican-controlled Legislature drew a new political map that all but assures her defeat to a GOP candidate.
Davis claims her district was redrawn to intentionally dilute the voting power of minorities. Her case is a spinoff of the larger redistricting lawsuit that has put the date of the Texas primaries