The 2-1 ruling described a chaotic, hurried process that led to the 2011 congressional maps, redrawn to add four new districts, thanks to the state’s rapid population growth.
It was a time of “strong racial tension and heated debate about Latinos, Spanish-speaking people, undocumented immigration and sanctuary cities, and the contentious voter ID law,” the court said....
March 12, 2017
"Ruling that Republicans redrew the Texas congressional map to intentionally discriminate against Latino and black voters..."
"... a federal court panel invalidated three districts, including one in Travis County, in an order issued late Friday...."