Biden's DOJ is serving the interests of democracy, as a real president and DOJ should. This isn't the first time Texas has attempted to dilute the representation of blacks and latinos, they've done it a couple of times in the past since the Voting Rights act was gutted by the Supreme Court. In notably one of the worst decisions (in my opinion and by any reasonable measure) by the Supreme Court, in Shelby County v. Holder, which nullified section 5 of that act which required the certain Southern States get preclearance approval from the DOJ before they went ahead with actions that could have discriminatory effects. With that decision, republican legislatures in the south went hog wild to gerrymander voting districts in favor of republicans, as well as to create legislation that had a discriminatory effect on those populations. SCOTUS has determined that they have no jurisdiction over partisan gerrymandering. however, unfortunately for Republicans in the South, that is pretty difficult to do without diluting the representation of blacks and latinos, and, as such, their gerrymandering has a discriminatory effect. That fact has led the DOJ to declare that the gerrymandering was accomplished in some areas precisely with discriminatory intent. I do believe that, with a conservative 6/3 court, the DOJ has an uphill battle in convincing them of this charge. https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/el...ues-texas-over-gop-drawn-voting-maps-n1285460 The Justice Department on Monday filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging Texas Republicans' plan for redrawing congressional and state legislative districts based on new Census figures. The lawsuit alleges that the state’s new maps, in violation of the Voting Rights Act, “deny or abridge the rights of Latino and Black voters to vote on account of their race, color, or membership in a language minority group," Attorney General Merrick Garland said in a press conference. The maps were drawn with discriminatory intent in some places, in a rushed process, with an "overall disregard" for the fact that Texas' population growth was driven almost entirely by Black and Hispanic residents, Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta said, speaking after Garland. The suit asks the court to stop the state from using the new maps. "Our investigation determined that Texas' redistricting plans will dilute the increased minority voting strength that should have developed from these significant demographic shifts," Gupta said. Texas was allocated two more Congressional seats after the 2020 Census, but did not draw a single new district with a majority of Black or Hispanic voters. The two new seats have white voting majorities, Gupta said.