FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 01/20/2012
STATEMENT BY TEXAS HOUSE SPEAKER JOE STRAUS ON U.S. SUPREME COURT OPINION ON TEXAS REDISTRICTING
AUSTIN---Texas House Speaker Joe Straus (San Antonio) today issued the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court's opinion on Texas redistricting:
"I was pleased to see today's U.S. Supreme Court opinion on Texas redistricting," said Speaker Straus. "The Court recognized the important and preeminent role of the Legislature, and by extension, the people we represent, to draw maps. With the Court's decision, we hope the process can move quickly so that Texans can vote in primaries on April 3rd."