As many have learned the hard way, drawing political boundaries requires more than a rudimentary understanding of political objectives; it requires a deep understanding of the Voting Rights Act and the tortured history of the redistricting battles that have played out in courtrooms for decades. Following the 2010 census, a federal court struck down the Congressional map adopted by the Texas legislature. Our firm intervened in the litigation on behalf of a former Congressman, and we submitted and argued on behalf of the Congressional map that was largely adopted by the three-judge panel as the interim map for the 2012, 2014, and 2016 elections.