January 14th, 2012 by WCBC Radio
West Virginia officials want the U.S. Supreme Court to put a hold on the federal ruling that struck down the state's new congressional districts. A Friday petition to the nation's high court argues that the justices would likely overturn the U.S. District Court ruling against West Virginia's redistricting plan. Officials want to use that map for the upcoming election. All three U.S. House of Representatives seats are on the ballot this year. The 2-1 ruling by the panel of federal judges concluded that the Legislature failed to draw sufficiently equal districts.