Supreme Court blocks rulings forcing Texas to redraw districts
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The Supreme Court put two rulings on hold late Tuesday that directed Texas officials to redraw Congressional and state voter districts.

The Supreme Court issued two orders blocking rulings from the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas invalidating redistricting plans for two Congressional districts in Texas – held by Rep. Blake Farenthold (R) and Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D) – and the Texas House of Representatives.

Justice Samuel Alito had temporarily stayed the rulings to give the challengers time to respond and the court time to consider the state’s request.

The court voted 5-4 on each order blocking the rulings. Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan said they would have…