TEXAS PLAN UPHELD
Fox News has just reported that the Justice Department has approved the redistricting plan passed earlier this year by the Texas legislature after the Democrats failed to stop it even by staging that shameful exodus to neighboring states. The courts are expected to follow DOJ’s lead on this one, since the legal question is a Democratic charge that the plan dilutes minority voting strength. (No link as of yet.)
While I opposed this move by the Republicans, thinking it set a terrible precedent, this will mean a likely gain of six or seven seats for the GOP in the 2004 House elections, all else being equal.