Supreme Court rejects conservative challenge in 'one person, one vote' case

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Posted: Apr 04, 2016 10:19 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Supreme Court on Monday endorsed the way Texas draws its legislative districts based on total population and not just eligible voters - the same method used by all 50 states - rejecting a conservative challenge in a case focusing on the legal principle of "one person, one vote."

The eight-justice court unanimously rebuffed the challenge orchestrated by a conservative legal activist that could have shifted influence in state legislative races away from urban areas that tend to be racially diverse and favor Democrats to rural ones predominantly with white voters who often back Republicans.

(Reporting by Lawrence Hurley; Editing by Will Dunham)