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Court strikes down Va. congressional map

virginia map with district 3 highlighted

A panel of federal judges in Virginia struck down the state’s congressional map on Tuesday, arguing that the GOP-controlled state legislature’s decision to pack African-Americans into the 3rd Congressional District, which is represented by Democratic Rep. Bobby Scott, was motivated purely by race — a violation of the 14th Amendment.

url: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/10/court-strikes-down-va-congressional-map-111677.html?cmpid=sf#ixzz3FVQZxs5U

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