Court rejects appeal in SC redistricting case

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Posted: Oct 06, 2014 9:39 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has left intact South Carolina's redrawn state house and congressional maps.

The justices on Monday rejected without comment an appeal from black South Carolina voters who wanted the justices to take another look at the state's new lines for state house and congressional districts.

The high court previously upheld the new lines in a 2012 decision. But opponents asked a lower court to set aside that ruling in light of another recent Supreme Court decision that struck down a key provision of the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965.

The lower court found no need to re-examine its previous findings that the state's districts are fair and don't discriminate against racial minorities.