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 WittmanOvernight Defense: House Armed Services starts defense bill markups | Two Navy sailors die of COVID-19 | Pentagon reimposes mask mandate in some places Passport backlog threatens to upend travel plans for millions of Americans Overnight Defense: Intel releases highly anticipated UFO report | Biden meets with Afghan president | Conservatives lash out at Milley MORE (R-Va.) is challenging a lower district court, which concluded the district held by Rep. Bobby ScottRobert (Bobby) Cortez ScottWatchdog: 7 members of Congress allegedly failed to disclose stock trades Pressure builds on Democratic leadership over HBCU funding Democrats hit crunch time for passing Biden agenda 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.