Virginia Hires an Outside Attorney to Fight the Attorney General in Redistricting Lawsuit

According to this story, the Virginia Attorney General has hired an outside attorney to defend a lower state court ruling that invalidated the legislature’s redistricting plan. The Virginia Attorney General has asked the Virginia Supreme Court to reverse the lower court. But because the Virginia Constitution requires the state to defend decisions of the state courts, at least in some instances, the state felt obliged to provide legal representation for both sides. The lawsuit involves the U.S. House district boundaries.

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