THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF TEXAS
Ken Paxton

AG’s Office Issues Statement on Redistricting Decision

Thursday, April 20, 2017 – Austin

The Texas Attorney General’s Office issued the following statement after a federal court three judge panel in San Antonio ruled today 2-1 against Texas’ 2011 redistricting Texas House maps, which were superseded by new maps in 2013:

“We respectfully disagree with the redistricting panel’s 2-1 decision. As Fifth Circuit Judge Jerry Smith observed in his dissent, the challenge to the old 2011 maps are not only moot but ‘a finding that racial considerations were dominant and controlling defies everything about this record.’ Accordingly, we are confident we will ultimately prevail in this case.”