Rep. Pete Sessions says he wants Texas Republicans to work with the Department of Justice on the state's new Congressional map.
Republicans say it does, and Democrats say it doesn't. The Democratic-controlled Legislature passed two plans that spread Latino voters across multiple districts, but Gov. Brian Sandoval (R) vetoed both.
Russell heard both sides' arguments Wednesday and said he would issue a written opinion, which is expected to come within the next month, the Sun reported.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.