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Texas: suit filed against at-large voting in Irving school district

The Dallas Morning News reports: An unsuccessful school board candidate filed a federal lawsuit today alleging that the Irving school districtís system of at-large elections for trustees violates the law by denying representation to the school districtís Hispanic citizens.

Manuel Benavidez, who twice ran unsuccessfully for a place on the Irving school board, is the named plaintiff in the lawsuit, which was filed by attorneys for the Dallas firm Bickel & Brewer. The named defendants are Irving ISD and its seven elected trustees. -- Voting lawsuit filed today against Irving school district | Denton Record-Chronicle | News for Denton County, Texas | Latest News

Note: the case is not on Pacer yet. If anyone has the complaint, please email it to me for posting.

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