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Virginia legislature lacks standing to challenge redistricting decision (access required)

After the Virginia Attorney General elected to not appeal a lower court decision holding certain redistricting violated the Equal Protection clause because it was based on race, members of Virginia’s House of Delegates took up the appeal. However, the court dismissed their appeal, holding they lacked standing. Background In 2011, after the 2010 census, Virginia redrew legislative ...