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Supreme Court leaves in place Va. redistricting decision, rejects GOP lawmakers’ challenge

May 23, 2016

by ROBERT BARNES
The Washington Post

The Supreme Court on Monday left in place a lower court’s decision that redraws some of Virginia’s congressional districts and creates the possibility of electing a second black U.S. House member from the commonwealth. The justices ruled unanimously that three Virginia Republican congressmen who challenged the lower court’s decision — Reps. Randy Forbes, Robert Wittman and David Brat — do not have the necessary legal right to proceed. Without that, the court dismissed the appeal.