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March 10, 2017 - The three-judge panel for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas issued an opinion and related findings of fact in Perez v. Abbott regarding the 2011 legislatively enacted congressional plan (PlanC185).

April 4, 2016 - The U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas' judgment in Evenwel v. Abbott upholding the use of total population when drawing legislative districts.

December 8, 2015 - The U.S. Supreme Court heard the appeal in Evenwel v. Abbott on whether the three-judge district court correctly held that the “one-person, one-vote” principle under the Equal Protection Clause allows States to equalize total population and not voter population when apportioning state legislative districts.

November 6, 2015 - The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas entered an order denying a request by Perez v. Perry plaintiffs for a preliminary injunction on implementation of the 2013 enacted congressional (PlanC235) and state house (PlanH358) plans for the 2016 election cycle, ordered that these plans are to be used as interim plans for the 2016 elections, and did not make any changes to the 2016 election schedule.

May 26, 2015 - The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear an appeal in Evenwel v. Abbott, a one-person, one vote case involving the population used in the creation of Texas senate districts.

The Texas Legislative Council, a nonpartisan legislative service agency, provides technical and legal support to the Texas legislature for redistricting.