Supreme Court Rules Virginia Congressmen Have No Standing In Redistricting Appeal

Supreme Court Rules Virginia Congressmen Have No Standing In Redistricting Appeal

On May 23, 2016, in Wittman v. Personhuballah (14-1504), the United States Supreme Court dismissed an appeal filed by 10 Virginia Republican Congressman who were unhappy about a lower court ruling that threw out a 2013 Congressional Redistricing Map in Virgina favoring Republicans (8 out of 11) as an unconstitutional racial gerrymander. The lower court held that race had been a predominant factor in drawing Congressional District (“CD”) 3, which was represented by a Democratic Congressman, because the map drawers packed all of …

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