Judges: 2014 Primaries Can Use Lege-Approved Maps

The state’s 2014 primaries will be held using the congressional and legislative maps approved by lawmakers this summer, a federal panel of judges ruled Friday.

The San Antonio-based judges said they didn't have time to finally settle the legal disputes over the state’s redistricting maps before those elections, which are scheduled for March, but told the state to proceed with those maps until the lawsuits have played out.

The Legislature’s plans for Senate districts have already been enacted without anyone crying foul; the parties to the redistricting lawsuits agreed to those earlier, and the court ended ...

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