Virginia state government asks Supreme Court to save majority-black congressional district

March 1997
Jet;03/31/97, Vol. 91 Issue 19, p46
Informs that the state of Virginia will appeal a federal court ruling that the only majority-black congressional district in the state is unconstitutional because race was the main factor used to draw its boundaries. Filing of appeal by Virginia Attorney General Jim Gilmore II with the US Supreme Court; Comments from Congressman Bobby Scott; Details of the brief filed by Gilmore; Reaction from both Democrats and Republicans on the appeal.


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