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Evenwel v. Abbott, 14-940

In an action challenging Texas's adoption of a State Senate map that has a maximum total-population deviation of 8.04%, safely within the presumptively permissible 10% range, but when measured by a voter-population baseline the map's maximum population deviation exceeds 40%, alleging the new map violates the one-person, one-vote rule of the Equal Protection Clause, the District Court's dismissal of the complaint for failure to state a claim on which relief could be granted is affirmed where, as constitutional history, precedent, and practice demonstrate, a State or locality may draw its legislative districts based on total population.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2016/04/04




  • United States Supreme Court


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