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U.S. Supreme Court to Weigh Drawing of Electoral Lines

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In a case that could hold implications for elected school boards, the U.S. Supreme Court last week took up the "one person, one vote" principle in drawing electoral lines.

Texas voters are challenging the state Senate map adopted after the 2010 U.S. Census that drew district lines based roughly equally on total population, including nonvoters and noncitizens.

The challengers say the voting districts "grossly malapportion" actual voters among the districts.

The case, Evenwel v. Abbott, has several implications for school districts, including the fact that any decision by the justices on the relevant population for drawing district lines would apply equally to school board elections.

Vol. 34, Issue 32, Page 4

Published in Print: June 3, 2015, as U.S. Supreme Court to Weigh Drawing of Electoral Lines
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