After an extended period when the courts and parties were generating redistricting news it seemed almost hourly, things have gotten much quieter. In fact, in the preclearance case in Washington, no pleadings, orders, notices, or advisories have been filed or entered since April 2. Nada. And most parties seem to have more or less given up trying to predict when a ruling on the maps can be expected.
Meanwhile in the San Antonio case, the Mexican-American Legislative Caucus submitted a request for an interim award of $2,096,397.36 in fees and expenses, but was told by the San Antonio court that its request was premature. But aside from that, things are pretty quiet in San Antonio as well. We are nowhere near done with this cycle’s round of redistricting, but, for now, it’s just waiting, waiting, and, well, more waiting.