SCOTUS to hear second Virginia redistricting case

June 06, 2016

by Travis Fain
Daily Press

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear another Virginia redistricting case, it announced Monday morning, agreeing to take up litigation that alleges a racial gerrymander in General Assembly districts. A panel of federal judges ruled 2-1 last fall that race had not played a predominant role when the legislature drew these 12 districts, with one reasonable exception in Sussex County.