U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey, D-Texas, talks to the media outside of the U.S. Courthouse, July 2014, in San Antonio. The U.S. Justice Department told judges in a trial that began Monday that Texas lawmakers carefully crafted electoral maps marginalizing minority voters despite the state's exploding Hispanic population in a deliberate effort to racially discriminate and protect conservative incumbents. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey, D-Texas, talks to the media outside of the U.S. Courthouse, July 2014, in San Antonio. The U.S. Justice Department told judges in a trial that began Monday that Texas lawmakers carefully crafted electoral maps marginalizing minority voters despite the state's exploding Hispanic population in a deliberate effort to racially discriminate and protect conservative incumbents. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) Eric Gay AP
U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey, D-Texas, talks to the media outside of the U.S. Courthouse, July 2014, in San Antonio. The U.S. Justice Department told judges in a trial that began Monday that Texas lawmakers carefully crafted electoral maps marginalizing minority voters despite the state's exploding Hispanic population in a deliberate effort to racially discriminate and protect conservative incumbents. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) Eric Gay AP