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Redistricting Issue Heats Up In Texas

Texas Gov. Rick Perry called state lawmakers into a special session to deal with district maps used in the 2012 elections. A federal court had ordered new maps to better represent the growing Hispanic population.
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Senators Tussle Over Proposal To 'Unpack' Key D.C. Court

GOP Sen. Charles Grassley has floated legislation that would cut three seats from the important D.C. Circuit appeals court — just as President Obama prepares to announce his nominees for those jobs. The court is now evenly balanced with four appointees each from Republican and Democratic presidents.
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Immigration Measure Faces Test In Senate, Rival Bill In House

The immigration overhaul proposed by a bipartisan group of senators has been passed out of committee and will soon be brought before the Democratic-led Senate. Less clear, though, is where the issue is headed in the GOP-controlled House, where another bipartisan group is at work on its own bill.
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Political Battles Still Dog Redistricting In California

Voters in the state took the job of drawing district lines out of the hands of legislators and instead created an independent commission. But the resulting maps still sparked legal challenges and charges of a tainted process.

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