Wright v. State of North Carolina (Lawyers Weekly No. 15-01-0556, 41 pp.) (Wynn, J.) No. 14-1329, May 27, 2015; USDC at Raleigh, N.C. (Boyle, J.) 4th Cir. Holding: In this lawsuit challenging a state law redrawing electoral districts of the Wake County, N.C., Board of Education, the district court erred in dismissing the suit for […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday threw out a North Carolina court ruling that upheld Republican-drawn electoral districts for state and congressional lawmakers. The justices ordered the state Supreme Court to consider anew whether the North Carolina legislature relied too heavily on race when it redrew voting districts following the 2010 census. […]
A bipartisan effort to take the pens for redrawing legislative and congressional districts out of the hands of General Assembly members is trying to build momentum with the legislature back in session.
Dickson v. Rucho (Lawyers Weekly No. 14-06-1207, 80 pp.) (Robert Edmunds Jr., J.) (Cheri Beasley, J., joined by Robin Hudson, J., concurring in part & dissenting in part) (Robert Hunter, J., not participating) Appealed from a three-judge panel of Wake County Superior Court. N.C. S. Ct. Holding: Because it did not make sufficient findings to […]
The 2012 election should have been a good one for Democrats running for Congress in North Carolina.
The 2014 elections will go on as planned after North Carolina's highest court refused to delay them while the justices consider whether the most recent version of election districts are legal.
The validity of North Carolina's legislative and congressional maps is back in the hands of the state Supreme Court as attorneys argued Monday whether the boundaries comply with federal and state laws and previous court opinions.
The North Carolina Supreme Court has again declined to force a colleague to recuse himself from upcoming redistricting arguments because of spending by groups supporting his re-election campaign last year.
Opponents of new boundaries for North Carolina General Assembly and congressional seats are again asking the state Supreme Court to force an associate justice to recuse himself from upcoming arguments.
North Carolina's legislative and congressional boundaries were upheld July 8 by a three-judge panel, a victory for Republicans who drew the maps and a blow to Democrats and allies who challenged them.
Judges considering arguments in North Carolina's redistricting litigation have refused a request by attorneys who sued over legislative and congressional district boundaries to file more briefs after the U.S. Supreme Court decisions this week.
Current and former Democratic state legislators testified Tuesday that Republican legislative leaders lacked justification to draw majority-black districts to protect themselves from federal voting rights challenges during the most recent round of redistricting that favored GOP candidates.
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