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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia's Supreme Court may be asked to help resolve a pending challenge of the state's new congressional districts.

Both sides in a federal lawsuit targeting that redistricting support asking the state justices whether the new plan complies with the West Virginia Constitution. They weighed in with court filings this week.

The U.S. Supreme Court rejected arguments in September that the new map violated the U.S. Constitution.

The challenged map moved one county between two of the state's three congressional districts. Jefferson County's commission sued, seeking an alternative map. Lawyer Thornton Cooper later joined the case.

The West Virginia Constitution requires compact congressional districts formed of contiguous counties. Jefferson's district stretches across the state from the Ohio River to the Blue Ridge Mountains.

 

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