Remap ruled racially biased
A federal court has once again ruled that Virginia legislators packed too many black voters into one congressional district to make adjacent districts safer for Republican incumbents.
The 2-1 ruling by a panel of judges directs the state’s General Assembly to draw new boundaries by Sept. 1 to correct the flawed 2012 redistricting plan. The court first struck down the plan in October, but the U.S. Supreme Court ordered reconsideration in light of a ruling in an Alabama case.
The judges in Virginia again ruled that race was the predominant factor in redrawing the boundaries.