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Pasadena Sued Over Latino Voting Rights

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Texas continues to be a hot bed for testing what can be done with a gutted Voting Rights Act. This week five residents of Pasadena Texas filed a lawsuit against their City Council. They say a recently reconfiguring of the city's council districts dilutes the Latino vote. The Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund is joining the case. Nina Perales is MALDEF’s Vice President of Litigation and lead counsel in the case.

David Martin Davies can be reached at dmdavies@tpr.org and on Twitter at @DavidMartinDavi