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EDVA: Districts’ black voter thresholds lack justification (access required)

Race predominated over traditional districting factors in construction of 11 challenged Virginia House of Delegates districts. This use of race was not narrowly tailored to achieve the interest of complying with the Voting Rights Act. Thus, the district divisions are unconstitutional and must be redrawn. Background Following the 2010 census, the legislature redrew the 100 House of ...