Supreme Court to hear another Virginia redistricting case

December 05, 2016

The Daily Press
by Travis Fain

The U.S. Supreme Court will take up another Virginia redistricting case Monday, hearing arguments over whether racial population breakdowns were used to unfairly gerrymander a dozen House of Delegates districts, including two on the Peninsula. A panel of federal judges ruled 2-1 last year that they were not, keeping lines drawn in 2011 in place for last November’s General Assembly elections. A law firm with deep Democratic Party ties, which has pushed other redistricting suits in multiple states, appealed to the Supreme Court.