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Feb 26, 2013

State officials, GOP defend redrawn district maps as legal

Republicans who redrew boundaries for North Carolina legislative and congressional seats followed legal requirements and took partisanship into account while forming the maps, but race wasn't their overarching principle, attorneys defending the maps told judges Tuesday.

Feb 25, 2013

Judges hear arguments over NC district maps

Attorneys for those who challenged North Carolina's boundaries for General Assembly and congressional seats began making arguments over the heart of the litigation Monday, accusing out-of-state mapmakers of creating lines that diminished the influence of black voters.

Jan 28, 2013

Arguments on redistricting set for February

A three-judge panel has set aside two days next month to hear arguments whether new boundaries for North Carolina legislative and congressional districts should be thrown out or upheld.

Jan 25, 2013

Justices side with lawmakers on map disclosures

The North Carolina state Supreme Court has sided with legislative leaders who withheld certain information received from state-funded private attorneys about redistricting maps in 2011, ruling that those documents can be confidential.

Oct 5, 2012

NAACP: GOP-drawn lines disenfranchise black voters

A legal motion by a coalition of civil rights groups claims voting districts drafted by the Republican-dominated North Carolina legislature disenfranchises black voters and asks a state court to declare the lines unconstitutional.

Jul 10, 2012

Many questions from NC justices on map records

RALEIGH (AP) — The North Carolina Supreme Court today peppered attorneys involved in the latest round of redistricting with questions about whether certain documents generated by lawyers for the mapmakers are public or can remain confidential.

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