Virginia's newly-created redistricting commission failed to adopt congressional and legislative redistricting plans by its constitutional deadline, and so, pursuant to the Virginia Constitution, map drawing authority passed to the Virginia Supreme Court. The state legislative leaders from both parties submitted their proposed special masters to the Court on November 1, 2021, but the Court disqualified several of the first nominees for having conflicts of interest. The leaders submitted several new candidates to the Court, and on November 19 the Court appointed Sean P. Trende and Bernard N. Grofman as its special masters. The court held public hearings on proposed plans on December 15 and 17, and on December 28 the Court issued an order adopting the special master's congressional and legislative plans as final, thereby ending the case.


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