High court hears arguments in two redistricting cases

December 05, 2016

The Washington Post
by Robert Barnes

Justice Anthony M. Kennedy seemed to hold the key in two redistricting cases Monday where the justices were considering whether Republicans had unconstitutionally packed minority voters together to limit their influence. His comments should cause concern for Virginia lawmakers, who lost at the court last term for the way they drew congressional districts and this time were defending a dozen legislative seats from challenges by African American voters.