Justices Likely to Reject GOP Appeal Over Virginia Districts

The Supreme Court is signaling it probably will reject a Republican appeal over congressional districts in Virginia.

The court's liberal justices sounded skeptical Monday about a challenge brought by Republican members of Congress who want the Supreme Court to reinstate a districting map that had been tossed out by a lower court.

The lower court said Virginia illegally packed black voters into one district to make adjacent districts safer for Republican incumbents.

A 4-4 tie would uphold the lower court ruling.

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