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Michael Li

Redistricting Counsel, Brennan Center for Justice


Michael Li serves as senior counsel for the Brennan Center’s Democracy Program, where he heads the Center’s redistricting work. Prior to joining the Brennan Center, he practiced law at Baker Botts L.L.P. in Dallas for ten years and is the author of a widely-cited blog on Texas redistricting and election law issues that The New York Times called “indispensable.”

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In Texas redistricting fight, a can of worms for everyone

As the Evenwel v. Abbott redistricting case goes before the Supreme Court this week, there may be temptation to see it as yet another in the long chain of struggles between Anglos and Hispanics over power in Texas. But if maps have to be redrawn, the impact of Evenwel could be far more dramatic.