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4:54 pm
Tue April 5, 2011

Hispanic Lawmakers Sue To Stop Texas From Using 2010 Census For Redistricting

Texas – A group of Hispanic lawmakers has filed a preemptive lawsuit against the state over redistricting.

The Mexican American Legislative Caucus filed the suit Tuesday to prevent the use of 2010 Census numbers they say are flawed.

The suit alleges a substantial undercount of the state's Latino population, particularly those living in colonias along the Texas-Mexico border.

The lawsuit applies to redistricting maps that are being crafted by the Legislature for Congress, the Texas House and Senate and the State Board of Education.

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