Reminds me of the guy in Texas who supported Tom DeLay's redraw because it would create another black seat. Next election he lost the primary. I suspect a similar fate is coming here...
Who would that be?
When the federal district court drew the map in 2001 they apologized to Morris Overstreet by name for not drawing another black district in Houston, but explained that a federal court is not a state legislature, and they were restricted in making the minimal changes in order to hold an election with 32 districts.
The Texas legislature then drew the district.
After the Supreme Court turned down the Austin-McAllen district, the NAACP provided a brief in the remedial phase.
It basically said:
(1) DFW: Don't like what happened to Martin Frost, grumble grumble.
(2) Harris County: Happy Dance.
(3) South Texas: What do we care.