Judge tosses LULAC's suit over Dems' primary
By Graeme Zielinskigzielinski@express-news.net
Citing cartoon character Pogo's lament that, “We have met the enemy and he is us,” a San Antonio federal judge Thursday dismissed a lawsuit alleging that the Texas Democratic Party's primary rules dilute the power of Hispanic votes.
The Texas League of United Latin American Citizens sued the party May 6, seeking among other things to enjoin the seating of delegates at the party's state convention next month.
“Consequences flow from not voting,” he wrote. “While the Court believes those protected by the VRA are squandering the legacy given them by Martin Luther King, Willie Velasquez, Lyndon Johnson and others by not participating, they cannot be forced to govern themselves while placing a higher value on other endeavors.