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Redistricting fight an exercise in opaque government

March 19, 2016

By JEFF SCHAPIRO
The Richmond Times-Dispatch

As legal strategies go, it’s unusual: Seven current and former Virginia senators are asking a Richmond judge to declare them in contempt for refusing to surrender snail-mail, email, telephone records and internal documents to a redistricting reform group that is seeking to overturn state legislative boundaries as an illegal scheme to eliminate two-party competition.