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Jun 3, 2015

Elections — Court Revives School Board Election Challenge

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 […]

Apr 20, 2015

U.S. Supreme Court orders review of North Carolina redistricting

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. […]

Feb 3, 2015

NC House bill would do rewrite on redistricting method

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.

Dec 23, 2014

Elections — Constitutional – Fourteenth Amendment – Redistricting Map – Voting Rights Act

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 […]

Mar 31, 2014

GOP uses historic win to remake NC map

The 2012 election should have been a good one for Democrats running for Congress in North Carolina.

Jan 24, 2014

Supreme Court will not delay 2014 elections

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.

Jan 6, 2014

Supreme Court hears arguments over legality of redistricting

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.

Nov 8, 2013

Justices dismiss redistricting recusal motion

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.

Oct 15, 2013

Redistricting foes again seek to remove Newby

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.

Jul 8, 2013

Redistricting maps upheld by panel

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.

Jun 28, 2013

Redistricting judges halt paper avalanche

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.

Jun 4, 2013

Legislators testify about role of race in redistricting

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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