A federal court has found evidence of discrimination in Texas voting maps drawn by the state's Republican-controlled legislature.
You'll remember, the fight over redistricting delayed the Texas primary election by two months.
Tuesday, a U.S. District Court in Washington ruled that state prosecutors failed to show Texas lawmakers did not draw congressional and state senate district maps "without discriminatory purposes."
An attorney for the League of United Latin American Citizens, or LULAC called the ruling "better late than never" and a win for his and other minority rights groups that sued the state over the maps.
KTXS spoke to a former member of Abilene's LULAC, who echoed that same feeling.
"Sometimes you have your doubts, but I'm happy that the process worked and that the federal government, especially Obama, noticed that it was a violation of the civil rights act and spoke up against it," said Ben Gonzalez.
KTXS also spoke with the president of The Big Country Chapter of The Texas Democratic Women, Linda Goolsbee.
She also agreed with the federal decision and thinks the maps were created to cut back minority representation.
But, the court battle will continue. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott immediately vowed to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.