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Supreme Court dismisses challenge to findings of racial gerrymandering in Virginia districts

The Supreme Court of the United States. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Ricky Carioti.

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court ruled Monday that Virginia’s House Republicans did not have the legal right to challenge a decision that some of Virginia’s legislative districts were racially gerrymandered, which means fall elections will take place in districts more ...

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Supreme Court to hear cases on partisan gerrymandering in Maryland, North Carolina

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court once again will take up unresolved constitutional questions about partisan gerrymandering, agreeing Friday to consider rulings from two lower courts that found congressional maps in North Carolina and Maryland so extreme that they violated the ...

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Efforts to limit partisan gerrymandering falter at Supreme Court

WASHINGTON – A decades-long effort to keep politicians from drawing district lines that entrench themselves and their parties in power faltered Monday at the Supreme Court, as justices sidestepped the question of when extreme partisan gerrymandering is unconstitutional. In considering ...

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