State of Virginia

Virginia House of Delegates Racial Gerrymandering

Virginia House of Delegates v. Bethune-Hill

Lawsuit filed on behalf of 12 individual Virginia voters challenging the Virginia House of Delegates’ 2011 redistricting map on the basis that 12 House of Delegates districts were drawn as racial gerrymanders in violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment. The district court held that 11 of the House districts were unconstitutional racial gerrymanders. The Virginia House of Delegates appealed that decision and the U.S. Supreme Court dismissed the appeal in a 5-4 ruling, finding that the House of Delegates lacked standing.

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