Supreme Court Gives Virginia Democrats Win In Gerrymandering Case


(DC)- The Supreme Court is handing Virginia Democrats a win in a gerrymandering case. The high court ruled yesterday that the Republican-led Virginia House of Delegates does not have the legal standing to appeal a lower court ruling that required eleven districts to be redrawn to correct racial gerrymandering. The case stemmed from a map drawn by Republicans in 2011. A lower court ruled last year that the map packed black voters into certain districts and was unconstitutional. The new districts upheld by the justices were already used in the state’s primaries this month.