The Supreme Court has been taking up a lot of redistricting cases of late, and their rulings have had an immediate impact. That’s why all eyes are on the Virginia case they’ll hear this fall. The case hinges on whether Republicans unfairly used race in drawing a few House of Delegates seats – basically making so called majority- minority districts that civil rights groups claim tamp down the power of minorities. Northern Virginia Democrat Gerry Connolly says he’s glad the Court is hearing the case.
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