Supreme Court to hear racially charged redistricting case

Supreme Court to hear racially charged redistricting case

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Friday to review a case out of Virginia that questions whether state lawmakers unlawfully considered race when they drew congressional district lines.

Gloria Personhuballah, who brought the case, argued that the Republican-controlled legislature packed black voters into the Third Congressional Districtrict held by Democrats. Rep. Rob WittmanRobert (Rob) Joseph WittmanVirginia Port: Gateway to the economic growth Republican lawmakers ask Trump not to delay Pentagon cloud-computing contract Overnight Defense: Latest on House defense bill markup | Air Force One, low-yield nukes spark debate | House Dems introduce resolutions blocking Saudi arms sales | Trump to send 1,000 troops to Poland MORE (R-Va.) is challenging a lower district court, which concluded the district held by Rep. Bobby ScottRobert (Bobby) Cortez ScottCBO: Pelosi bill to lower drug prices saves Medicare 5 billion Democrats divided on surprise medical bill fix NYC teacher suing DeVos over student loan forgiveness program MORE (D-Va.) was unconstitutional.

The Supreme Court is now being asked to revisit the question of whether race was unduly factored into the lines for Virginia's 3rd Congressional District and whether it should have required Personhuballah to provide an alternative districting plan that was better balanced.