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From The Newsroom: Texas Redistricting Case Goes To The U.S. Supreme Court Today

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The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom:

The U.S. Supreme Court today will hear oral arguments over a redistricting case out of Texas. The issue: how residents are sorted into state legislative districts.

Currently, congressional districts are based on total population. The plaintiffs from Montgomery and Titus counties argue that’s unconstitutional.

Other stories this morning:

  • Governor Greg Abbott and Republican presidential candidate and Senator Ted Cruz this morning will discuss legislation addressing Obama Administration efforts to resettle Syrian refugees.
  • About a hundred students at South Oak Cliff High School in Dallas were so upset by their crumbling school that they walked out yesterday.
  • The Dallas Zoo is among three American zoos looking to import 18 elephants in danger in Swaziland. However, animal rights activists aren’t sold on the deal.

You can listen to North Texas stories weekdays at 8:20 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. on KERA 90.1 FM. 

Former KERA staffer Krystina Martinez was an assistant producer. She produced local content for Morning Edition and She also produced The Friday Conversation, a weekly series of conversations with North Texas newsmakers. Krystina was also the backup newscaster for the Texas Standard.