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Lines in the sand : congressional redistricting in Texas and the downfall of Tom DeLay

Author: Steve Bickerstaff
Publisher: Austin, Tex. : University of Texas Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Bickerstaff, Steve.
Lines in the sand.
Austin, Tex. : University of Texas Press, 2007
(DLC) 2006029082
Named Person: Tom D DeLay; Tom D DeLay
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Bickerstaff
ISBN: 9780292795273 0292795270
OCLC Number: 614534916
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 472 pages) : illustrations, maps
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: The significance of the 2003 congressional redistricting in Texas --
Partisan politics and redistricting in Texas --
Racial and ethnic politics --
Electing the right Republicans: the Republican strategy for the 2002 election --
As partisan as the law allows: Republican strategy in 2003 --
Playing defense: Democratic strategy, 2001-2003 --
You gotta be kidding! The 2003 regular session --
No better option: the Democrats break the quorum in the House of Representatives --
Personal dilemmas: the first special session --
Is there a Democratic endgame? --
Republican triumph in the Senate --
Redistricting by cabal: the final redistricting plan --
The effects of the final plan --
The dilemma for racial- and ethnic-minority lawmakers and advocacy organizations --
The role of congressman Tom DeLay, Republican activists and donors, and the White House --
The legal implications of the 2003 redistricting --
Criminal investigations and indictments --
The fall of Congressman DeLay --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: by Steve Bickerstaff.
Local System Bib Number:
340790
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