Evenwel v. Abbott
The Supreme Court has an opportunity to determine whether only citizens get a political voice in America.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 5, 2015) — In a brief submitted today at the U.S. Supreme Court, the ACRU contends that a Texas policy that includes non-citizens in apportioning districts gives areas with large numbers of non-citizens undue political power.
“The practical result… is that the votes of the residents of districts with larger non-citizen populations count roughly one and a half as much as the votes of the residents of other districts,” states ACRU’s brief in Evenwel v. Abbott.
“The doctrine of one-person, one-vote logically grows directly […]