Attorney General Mark Herring

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring (D) addresses a roundtable in Leesburg in 2018.

Attorney General Mark Herring’s office is disputing a $4.5 million bill that a private law firm wants taxpayers to pick up after it won a major redistricting case.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that Herring’s office has said in court that Perkins Coie should be paid $3.1 million instead.

The firm won a lawsuit that accused lawmakers of illegally packing black voters into certain legislative districts to make surrounding districts whiter and more Republican.

A federal court ordered a new House map that made several districts friendlier to Democrats. The U.S. Supreme Court rejected the House GOP’s appeal earlier this year.

Perkins Coie is the go-to firm for Virginia Democrats, including Herring, for campaign and election issues. Herring, a Democrat, hired the firm to help him in a 2013 recount battle.


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Don't lt your democrat band of brothers break the law to begin with and we don't have to fund this nonsense....a fine example of democrats serving themselves instead of the taxperys

Loudooun independent

Unless there are fradulent or over charges to the norm, the State will have to pay. Look for a compromise settlement.

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