Virginia taxpayers pay millions to attorneys in redistricting lawsuits

May 09, 2016

The Washington Post

Virginia taxpayers have so far spent $3.7 million on private attorneys in three ongoing redistricting lawsuits, as well as a fourth case targeting the state’s voter identification law.

The costs are largely due to the hiring of private firms with expertise in niche areas of the law, as well as an unwillingness on behalf of the General Assembly’s Republican majority to have Democratic Attorney General Mark R. Herring represent them, the Daily Press reported.