“Circuit judge rules against Virginia gerrymandering claims, says districts ‘debatable’”

WaPo:

Richmond Circuit Court judge has ruled against a group that argued 11 of Virginia’s legislative districts are so sprawling that they do not meet the constitutional requirement for compactness.

The ruling is a setback for efforts to claim that Virginia’s legislative districts have been gerrymandered to favor Republicans and disenfranchise black voters, who tend to vote Democratic, but the matter is likely to be appealed to the state Supreme Court.

You can find the 15-page court opinion at this link.

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