U.S. Supreme Court to hear Texas state Senate redistricting case

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Posted: May 26, 2015 9:43 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear a challenge brought conservatives to Texas state Senate redistricting maps that they say violate the U.S. Constitution’s guarantee of “one man-one vote.”

The challengers, backed by various conservative groups, say the districts signed into law in 2013 do not equally distribute voters because they are based on total population of each district. Some of the districts include large populations of Hispanic non-citizens who are not eligible to vote.

(Reporting by Lawrence Hurley; Editing by Will Dunham)