They did it. The Supreme Court wrote 132 pages of crap about redistricitng. I don't want to get too technical and boring, but they couldn't even agree with one another enough to have a majority. Most of the opinion is a plurality. In other words, parts of it they came to a similar result but for very different reasons.
Most of the Justices wouldn't know a gerrymander if it slapped them in the face. I take real issue with the fact that Texas had a court approved map (with a Republican majority) and they decided to mess with it mid-decade. That should be the first clue. Next, if you look at the map, it is clear that no true logic was used to draw this new map. Obviously it was computer generated to draw the lines in a way that goes beyond preserving a republican majority. The law is very clear on the point that a majority party may draw a map to preserve their majority. However, they may not dilute votes in the process.
The court did agree that the Latino vote was diluted, but did not come to the same decision about black voters. Souter and Ginsberg dissented because they thought that the black vote was diluted as well. Breyer is the only one that thought the whole thing was fucked from the get go and violated the Equal Protection Clause. Of course, he didn't use the bad language.
By the way, fuck you Tom DeLay. I hope they hate you just as much in Virginia. You give Texas a bad name. You are a criminal and a sissy. You managed to screw Texas with this new map, you steal money, and then you run away because you were afraid you might not be re-elected. I hope Ronnie Earle throws your sorry ass in jail.