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North Carolina redistricting

Jan 13, 2022

Judges let North Carolina GOP redistricting plans stand

RALEIGH (AP) — A North Carolina judicial panel refused Tuesday to throw out redistricting maps drawn by the Republican-controlled General Assembly, rejecting arguments that the lines were illegal because they were politically stacked for the GOP. The unanimous decision by the three trial judges, which followed a quick trial last week, will be appealed by […]

Nov 8, 2021

North Carolina sued over newly passed maps favoring GOP

RALEIGH (AP) — Barely 24 hours after their passage, North Carolina’s newly drawn maps are facing another legal complaint that will likely determine how much Republicans can expand their political clout over the coming decade in a state that is slowly becoming more blue. An organization formed by Marc Elias, a prominent Democratic lawyer, announced […]

Sep 5, 2019

Judges toss out N.C. legislative districts

RALEIGH (AP) — A North Carolina judicial panel has rejected the state’s legislative district maps, finding that legislators took extreme advantage in drawing voting districts to help elect a maximum number of Republican lawmakers. The judges gave lawmakers two weeks to try again. The bipartisan three-judge panel unanimously ruled on Sept. 3 that courts can […]

May 30, 2018

Panel backs judicial district changes in NC county

RALEIGH (AP) North Carolina legislators have taken another step toward redrawing judicial election districts, although the changes would only apply in the state’s most-populated county. A Senate elections committee voted May 29 to remap boundaries for Superior Court districts in Mecklenburg County and to create identical boundaries for District Court boundaries in the county. Republicans ha[...]

Mar 26, 2018

Another key redistricting case goes in front of high court

WASHINGTON (AP) The Supreme Court has already heard a major case about political line-drawing that has the potential to reshape American politics. Now, before even deciding that one, the court is taking up another similar case. The arguments justices will hear March 28 in the second case, a Republican challenge to a Democratic-leaning congressional district in […]

Feb 13, 2018

After 1 more ruling, North Carolina candidates begin filing

RALEIGH (AP) Hundreds filed for congressional, legislative and county positions Feb. 12 as the North Carolina candidate period opened, but not before yet another court ruling was issued from reams of pending litigation seeking to alter more districts or filing dates. Hours before election board offices statewide began accepting candidate forms at noon, a panel of […]

Jun 3, 2016

Judges won’t stop use of North Carolina congressional lines

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Federal judges declined Thursday to strike down the latest edition of North Carolina congressional district boundaries being used in next week’s primary elections. A three-judge panel denied the objections filed by attorneys for voters who initially sued in 2013 to challenge the majority-black 1st and 12th Districts. The judges in February […]

Apr 14, 2016

Duke to host redistricting simulation

  On April 21, Duke University will be the site of the first of three events that school officials say will result in a new but unofficial map of North Carolina congressional districts. Ten retired judges will launch a “simulation of an independent, nonpartisan redistricting panel,” the first of three such events designed to increase […]

Apr 11, 2016

Another trial begins on North Carolina legislative maps

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Another North Carolina redistricting trial is getting under way, this time in federal court over a lawsuit challenging boundaries for nearly 30 state House and Senate seats. Arguments in the weeklong trial starting Monday in Greensboro federal court are likely to match those in another federal case involving the 1st and […]

Mar 28, 2016

Redistricting creates interesting congressional primaries

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Changes wrought by this year’s redistricting will make for unusually crowded fields in several North Carolina congressional districts during rescheduled primary elections — including one where two incumbents will face off. North Carolina lawmakers were forced last month to hastily redraw the map of congressional districts after a federal court ruled […]

Mar 11, 2016

Rep. Adams say she’ll move to Charlotte for 12th District

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Alma Adams of Greensboro says she’s so committed to representing North Carolina’s 12th District that she’s moving to Charlotte if her hometown stays outside the district’s boundaries. Adams announced Thursday her re-election bid and move at a Charlotte news conference. The legislature redrew congressional lines last month after a […[...]

Mar 9, 2016

North Carolina state attorneys defend new Congress map

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s updated congressional map complies with a trial court ruling that race played too large a role in previous lines and should be used for upcoming elections, according to state attorneys defending the new boundaries. Their federal court filing responds to written arguments from two voters who originally sued over […]

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