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Court to Look at GOP Appeal Over Virginia Congressional Map

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WASHINGTON (AP)- The Supreme Court is granting a hearing to Virginia Republicans who want a congressional map drawn by state lawmakers reinstated.
    
The justices said Friday they will review a lower court ruling that threw out the map, concluding that lawmakers illegally packed black voters into one district to make adjacent districts safer for Republican incumbents.
    
The state Legislature failed to draw a new map last summer and the lower court has now appointed an expert to come up with a new districting plan.
    
The justices directed both sides to examine whether Republican members of Congress who neither live in nor represent the affected district even have a right to press the case in federal court.

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