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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.

December 4, 2014 - Post-trial reply briefs for the portion of Perez v. Perry involving the 2011 state house and congressional plans and advisories regarding the applicability of the pending U.S. Supreme Court decision on the Alabama redistricting cases were filed with the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas.

November 5, 2014 - The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, Austin Division, dismissed the challenge to the Texas senate map.

October 30, 2014 - Trial briefs for the portion of Perez v. Perry involving the 2011 state house and congressional plans were filed with the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas.

August 11-16, 2014 - The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas will hear evidence in Perez v. Perry regarding the 2011 congressional districts (PlanC185).

July 29, 2014 - The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas will hear closing arguments in the 2011 state house of representatives portion of Perez v. Perry and hold a pretrial conference for the 2011 congressional portion of Perez v. Perry in San Antonio at 8:30 a.m.

July 14-19, 2014 - The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas heard evidence in Perez v. Perry regarding the 2011 state house of representatives districts (PlanH283).

June 25, 2014 - The hearing on the challenge to the Texas senate map is set for June 25 at 9:00 a.m. in Austin.

June 6, 2014 - The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas entered an order setting the dates for hearing the evidence on the 2011 Texas House plan in the first segment of the Perez v. Perry trial from Monday, July 14, 2014, to Saturday, July 19, 2014.

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