This morning, the Supreme Court denied LULAC’s request for a stay of the interim congressional map.
LULAC had argued that a stay was needed in light of a federal panel’s ruling that the congressional map passed by the Texas Legislature did not meet the standards for preclearance under section 5 of the Voting Rights Act and intentionally discriminated against Hispanic and African-American voters. In its papers, LULAC told the court that the interim map could not be enforced because it embodied substantial elements of the state’s legislatively passed map and had not itself been submitted for preclearance.
LULAC was joined in its request by the Texas branches of the NAACP.
Under appellate rules, the request was referred to Justice Scalia, who referred the matter to the whole court for consideration.
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