There are Democrats in Texas!
Creative legislation for the tread upon! My door is open to all of them!
Priceless excerpts taken from here
"We refuse to participate in an inherently unfair process that slams the door of opportunity in the face of Texas voters."
The breaking of a quorum hasn't been used in more than two decades as a parliamentary maneuver, officials said. The Democratic walkout to block redistricting is reminiscent of the 1979 "Killer Bees" walkout in the Texas Senate.
Twelve Democratic senators went into hiding to break the Senate quorum. By doing so, they killed a bill to move the Texas primary date so it would benefit former Gov. John Connally's Republican presidential bid in 1980.
Carlos Truan, one of the original Senate "Killer Bees," said such drastic tactics aren't for the faint of heart.
Legal scholars say it's unclear how the courts would rule on the GOP redistricting effort should it pass. Redistricting usually is only done immediately after a census each decade and Texas's latest plan was completed two years ago.
Today, New Mexico Attorney General Patricia Madrid said lawyers for Perry asked her if Texas Rangers might be allowed to make arrests in New Mexico. Madrid, a Democrat, said no. "Nonetheless,"
she added in a statement, "I have put out an all-points bulletin for law enforcement to be on the lookout for politicians in favor of health care for the needy and against tax cuts for the wealthy."
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