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Renée Cross

Associate director, Hobby School of Public Affairs, University of Houston

Renée Cross is associate director, Hobby School of Public Affairs and a lecturer in the Department of Political Science at the University of Houston.

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Partisan redistricting in Texas: How much is too much?

Our analysis of the current Texas delegation to the U.S. House, state Senate and state House of Representatives plans suggests that under a novel test presented by the plaintiffs in a Wisconsin case, and heavily referenced by a federal lower court, Texas’s congressional redistricting plan is likely unconstitutional while the Texas Senate and Texas House redistricting plans are constitutional.