Virginia – Reform organization OneVirginia2021 wants to get into State court and litigate what they say is a heavily gerrymandered State legislative district map. A bipartisan group of legislators wants to settle the issue of legislative privilege first. That is; whether they have to deliver to their litigation opponents, private communications between themselves and third-party consultants who advised them during the map-drawing process.
A court must answer this question of whether the long recognized legislative privilege extends to dealings with parties outside of the legislature. According to the Daily Press, this group of intrepid lawmakers is ready to be held in contempt before they give up anything to the opposite side. Read the full story here.