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SCOTUS Rules Against Virginia GOP Appeal to Gerrymandering Case

HeadlineJun 18, 2019

Back in the United States, in a decision that could have a significant impact for upcoming state-wide elections in Virginia, the Supreme Court rejected an appeal Monday by Republican state lawmakers to reverse Virginia’s electoral redistricting after lower courts found that Republicans gerrymandered the state’s voting map to be racially biased. Two conservative justices and three liberal justices delivered the ruling, saying the challenge had no legal standing.

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