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Supreme Court declines to intervene in North Carolina redistricting ruling

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Crabtownboy, Feb 20, 2016.

  1. Crabtownboy

    Crabtownboy Well-Known Member
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    The Supreme Court late Friday declined to put on hold a lower court ruling that invalidated congressional redistricting maps in North Carolina.

    Early this month, a three-judge panel of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina ruled that maps for two districts were unconstitutional, and ordered the state to redraw their lines within two weeks. The panel said that race played an impermissible role in the drawing of the districts.

    The state redrew the maps but asked the Supreme Court to grant a stay that would allow the old maps to remain in effect pending further appeal.

    http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/20/politics/north-carolina-redistricting-supreme-court/
     
  2. Rob_BW

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    Wow, and it moves our primary from March 15 to June 7.

    Looks like a new map has already been approved by the state legislature. Here's a pic of the new map and the original map from when the democrats controlled the legislature for a century. Tell me which one looks more gerrymandered.

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