Supreme Court rebuffs bid for DC congressional representation

The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal by Washington, D.C. , residents regarding their lack of voting rights in Congress, a decision that slows the district’s drive for statehood.

The court issued a four-sentence order, citing a case from 2000 in which the justices gave the same response, finding Washingtonians do not have a constitutional right to a vote in Congress. The United States District Court for the District of Columbia previously ruled against plaintiffs seeking representation in March 2020, maintaining that they do not live in a “state.”

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