The Court has issued a writ of certiorari and taken jurisdiction in the Texas redistricting cases, with arguments to be heard in March. One suspects that, had the Justice Department decuments never been released, the three-judge ruling below would have stood, without further review.
APPEALS - JURISDICTION NOTED
05-204 ) LEAGUE OF UNITED LATIN, ET AL. V. PERRY, GOV. OF TX, ET AL.
05-254 ) TRAVIS COUNTY, TX, ET AL. V. PERRY, GOV. OF TX, ET AL.
05-276 ) JACKSON, EDDIE, ET AL. V. PERRY, GOV. OF TEXAS, ET AL.
05-439 ) GI FORUM OF TX, ET AL. V. PERRY, GOV. OF TX, ET AL.
In these cases probable jurisdiction is noted. These cases are consolidated and a total of two hours is allotted for oral argument.