Lines in the sand : congressional redistricting in Texas and the downfall of Tom DeLay / by Steve Bickerstaff.
Austin, Tex. : University of Texas Press, 2007.
ix, 472 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Formatted Contents Note
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.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages -446) and index.