Court gives final approval to redrawn House map in Virginia

A panel of judges has given final approval to a redrawn map for the Virginia House of Delegates in a protracted racial gerrymandering case

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the panel's 2-1 ruling Thursday ordered the state to adopt a map created by a court-appointed special master.

The judges ordered a new map in June after ruling that lawmakers had racially gerrymandered eleven House districts by packing black voters into them.

Republicans are appealing the case to the U.S. Supreme Court. Arguments are scheduled for next month.

———

Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch, http://www.richmond.com