Court Orders Virginia to Redraw Congressional Lines

The attorney for the state’s Republican legislators said they’ll likely appeal.

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Jack Fitzpatrick
June 8, 2015, 5:15 a.m.

A Vir­gin­ia court ruled Fri­day that le­gis­lat­ors will have to re­draw the state’s con­gres­sion­al lines by Sept. 1, rul­ing that it il­leg­ally packed Afric­an-Amer­ic­an voters in­to a single dis­trict. Reps. Scott Ri­gell’s (R-VA 02) and Randy For­bes’s (R-VA 04) dis­tricts are the most likely to gain Demo­crat­ic voters. The at­tor­ney for Re­pub­lic­an le­gis­lat­ors said they’ll likely ap­peal to the U.S. Su­preme Court. (Na­tion­al Journ­al)


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