Supreme Court paves way for DOJ to subpoena Texas lawmakers in Voting Rights Act challenge to redistricting maps

The US Supreme Court has rejected a request to vacate subpoenas of three Texas state legislators. By allowing the subpoenas to stand, the nations’ highest court has eased the path for the US Department of Justice to prosecute its case that Texas lawmakers violated Title 2 of the Voting Rights Act and illegally disadvantaged voters of color when they redrew the state’s election maps. 

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