Court says West Virginia can use redrawn congressional districts
September 25th, 2012
12:43 PM ET
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Court says West Virginia can use redrawn congressional districts

Washington (CNN) – The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld West Virginia's redrawn congressional districts, and officials hope to have the changes in place for the November vote.

The justices said in an unsigned opinion on Tuesday that a divided three-judge federal district court panel had "misapplied the standards for evaluating" challenges to voting maps drawn by the state legislature.

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  1. Larry in Houston

    To be perfectly honest, I was born there, worked there, Lived there for 47 years, before I finally moved to the land of milk and honey, where money is flowing like water. That state has only 5 ( five) electoral Votes, because of the small population, ( according to google , 1.7 million in the whole state) compared to the 1970's / 1980's / 1990's / when there were thousands of manufaturing Jobs ( Factories) there – in that state – at the time. It used to be all Democrat – til the senile one finally died in office, in a wheelchair, ( "the king of pork, and proud of it") ( google that) now, they have to get off their duffs, and go to work, instead of getting "free stuff" – - truth is, I really fellt sorry for all those people at the republican convention wearing their coal mining hard hats – they've got 500+ yrs of electricity (coal) for this country, they could be mining up there, but the EPA has got them choked off. Same way with Pennsylvania / Maryland / Ohio / Indiana / Virginia . . . There is a lot of Gas wells / Oil that could be drilled for, but the bills are sitting on the desks of our fathful "Congress" to put those people back to work, but our "faithful congress" decided to go home for their "break" instead of doing the business of our country. Pathetic, isn't it ?
    Vote Democrat – 2012 ( Straight Ticket)

    September 25, 2012 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  2. Sniffit

    To be fair, CNN, you shouldn't be lumping all 30 of those cases into the same category. They have been filed for myriad reasons not analogous to the bases for the WV suit. You create the false impression that they are all this cut and dry, procedural or even favorable to the states involved and it glosses over the fact that many of them involve issues far more ugly...like TX's redistricting plan getting axed by the courts for intentionally attempting to reduce the affect of the hispanic population explosion in that state.

    September 25, 2012 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  3. Thomas

    It's a great way to wast tax payers money , instead of fixing roads and bridges . The GOP would rather cookie cut districts for there own little safety zones.

    September 25, 2012 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |