In a court ruling that engendered only one major surprise, the special three-judge federal panel long considering the Texas redistricting case, issued a ruling that is intended to be in place before the 2018 election. The legislature could re-draw the lines to comply with the ruling, but it appears Gov. Greg Abbott (R) will not call a special session to deal with the issue saying he is confident the US Supreme Court will reverse the ruling. If not, the two districts most affected will be those of Reps. Blake Farenthold (R-Corpus Christi) and Lloyd Doggett (D-Austin/San Antonio). The lone surprise is that the ruling does not appear to affect Rep. Will Hurd’s (R-San Antonio/El Paso) CD, but predicting how a re-draw will affect specific districts is difficult to do at this early juncture.
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