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Supreme Court says Virginia redistricting must be reexamined for racial bias

Mar 01, 2017 - Washington Post Blogs

The Supreme Court on Wednesday told a lower court to reexamine the redistricting efforts of Virginia's Republican-led legislature for signs of racial bias and gerrymandered legislative districts that dilute the impact of African American voters.

The justices declined to take a position on that issue. But they said a lower court had not applied the right standards when it concluded that the legislature's work was constitutional.

The decision was a win for black voters and Democrats wh...