Jenner & Block

Firm Scores Victory for Plaintiffs Challenging Texas Redistricting Plan

Jenner & Block won a victory for clients challenging the Texas Congressional and Senate redistricting plans adopted by the Texas Legislature in 2011.  The firm represents Texas State Senator Wendy Davis, Representative Marc Veasey and others who allege that the plans violate the U.S. Constitution and the Voting Rights Act.  On July 1, a panel of federal judges in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas refused Texas Governor Rick Perry’s motion to dismiss the suit.  The firm team includes Partners Paul M. Smith, Michael B. DeSanctis and Jessica Ring Amunson.  News of the judges’ refusal to dismiss the case was covered in Law360.