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Virginia Republicans lose in US Supreme Court gerrymandering case

Virginia Republicans lose in US Supreme Court gerrymandering case
Tuesday 18
5:0 2019

The United States Supreme Court on Monday handed Republican legislators in Virginia a defeat, leaving in place a ruling that invalidated state electoral districts they drew because they weakened the clout of black voters in violation of the US Constitution. The justices, in a 5-4 decision, sidestepped a ruling on the merits of the case. They instead found that the Republican-led state House of Delegates lacked the necessary legal standing to appeal a lower court ruling that had invalidated 11 state House districts for racial discrimination. Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring, a Democrat and the state's top law enforcement official, ...

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Summary: Court leaves in place lower court ruling that invalidated 11 state House districts for racial discrimination.

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