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SCOTUS Rules Most Texas Districts Aren't Part Of A Racial Gerrymander

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SCOTUS Rules Most Texas Districts Aren't Part Of A Racial Gerrymander
In a 5-4 decision, the high court upheld three out of four district maps that a lower court ruled discriminated against black and Hispanic voters.
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The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that most of Texas' disputed congressional and legislative maps don't violate racial gerrymandering policies.

In a 5-4 decision Monday, the high court upheld three out of four district maps that a lower court ruled discriminated against black and Hispanic voters. 

Justice Samuel Alito wrote in the majority opinion, "When the congressional and state legislative districts are reviewed under the proper legal standards, all but one of them, we conclude, are lawful."

The ruling was the latest in a series of gerrymandering cases the Supreme Court has decided in recent days.

Also on Monday, the high court sent a dispute over North Carolina's congressional map back to a lower court for another look.

And last week, the justices decided against getting involved in gerrymandering cases in Maryland and Wisconsin.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.