Wittman v. Personhuballah
Lawsuit filed on behalf of several Virginia voters challenging the 2012 redistricting map of Virginia’s Third Congressional District, a majority-minority district, as an unconstitutional gerrymander in violation of the 14th Amendment. The district court found the redistricting plan to be unconstitutional as race was a predominant factor in its drawing. Ten Republican members of Congress who had intervened in the case to defend the maps appealed this decision to the U.S. Supreme Court, which remanded the case in light of a recently-decided racial gerrymandering case (Alabama Legislative Black Caucus v. Alabama). The district court again found the redistricting plan to be unconstitutional; the Republican congressional delegation appealed again. In a 8-0 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court dismissed the appeal, finding that the delegation lacked standing.