422 US 935 White v. Regester

422 U.S. 935

95 S.Ct. 2670

45 L.Ed.2d 662

Mark WHITE et al., Appellants,
v.
Diana REGESTER et al.

No. 73-1462.

Supreme Court of the United States

June 30, 1975

Elizabeth B. Levatino, Asst. Atty. Gen., Austin, Tex., for appellants.

David R. Richards, Austin, Tex., and Don Gladden, Fort Worth, Tex., for appellees.

PER CURIAM.

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We are informed that the State of Texas has adopted new apportionment legislation providing single-member districts to replace the multimember districts which are at issue before us in this case. That statute by its terms does not become effective until the 1976 elections, and intervening special elections to fill vacancies, if any, will be held in the districts involved as constituted on January 1, 1975. Rather than render an unnecessary judgment on the validity of the constitutional views expressed by the District Court in this case, which we do not undertake to do at this time, we vacate the judgment of the District Court and remand the case to that court for reconsideration in light of the recent Texas reapportionment legislation and for dismissal if the case is or becomes moot.

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So ordered.

3

Mr. Justice DOUGLAS took no part in the consideration or decision of this case.