White v. Regester - 422 U.S. 935 (1975)
U.S. Supreme Court
White v. Regester, 422 U.S. 935 (1975)
White v. Regester
Argued February 19, 1975
Decided June 30, 1975
422 U.S. 935
APPEAL FROM THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS
In light of recent Texas apportionment legislation substituting single-member election districts for the multimember districts at issue, the District Court's judgment is vacated, and the case is remanded to that court for reconsideration and for dismissal if the case is or becomes moot.
378 F.Supp. 640, vacated and remanded.
We are informed that the State of Texas has adopted new apportionment legislation providing single member districts to replace the multimember districts which are at issue before us in this case. That statute, by its terms, does not become effective until the 1976 elections, and intervening special elections to fill vacancies, if any, will be held in the districts involved as constituted on January 1, 1975. Rather than render an unnecessary judgment
on the validity of the constitutional views expressed by the District Court in this case, which we do not undertake to do at this time, we vacate the judgment of the District Court and remand the case to that court for reconsideration in light of the recent Texas reapportionment legislation and for dismissal if the case is or becomes moot.
MR. JUSTICE DOUGLA took no part in the consideration or decision of this case.