Lawsuit Seeking House Elections This November Dismissed!

On Monday, August 1, U.S. District Judge David Novak granted a motion to dismiss the lawsuit seeking 2022 Virginia House elections with updated districts. Judge Novak ruled that the plaintiffs – author Jeff Thomas, Loudoun County NAACP President Rev. Michelle Thomas and attorney Phillip Thompson – lack standing and that the Eastern District of Virginia “lacks subject matter jurisdiction.”  @8NEWS reported that Thomas has said he won’t appeal the decision.  The House will now be up for election again on new maps in 2023.

The 49-page opinion by Judge Novak is available through a Virginia Mercury article by Graham Moomaw, Federal Judge throws out second redistricting suit seeking new Va. House elections.



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