Evenwel v. Abbott

Sue Evenwel and Edward Pfenninger, Texas voters, challenged the malapportioned senatorial voting districts enacted by the Texas Legislature on June 23, 2013 and signed into law by Governor Rick Perry on June 26, 2013 (“Plan S172”). The lawsuit alleges that Plan S172 is unconstitutional under the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution and are seeking a court order requiring the Texas Legislature to reapportion state senatorial voting districts in conformity with the Fourteenth Amendment to ensure that all votes in Texas State Senate elections will be weighted equally with those of other qualified electors.

Read the full complaint against the State of Texas

Read the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Opinion

Update: The Supreme Court will hear this case in the new term. You may read coverage of this development in the Washington Post and New York Times