New Virginia Congressional Map One Step Closer to Reality?

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    Great news…Virginia appears to be one step closer to better — or at least less horrendously gerrymandered — Congressional districts! For some background on this case, see Court declares Virginia’s congressional map unconstitutional and Virginia’s Congressional Map Will Get Second Look by Courts.

    UPDATE: Here’s the decision: “District court decision on remand from Supreme Court finding third congressional district an unconstitutional racial gerrymander.” Also see the Election Law Blog, which reports: “the three judge court today found that racial considerations predominated over others in the drawing of Virginia’s third congressional redistricting, and that such consideration of race was not justified by any compelling state interest.”