‘An unconstitutional partisan gerrymander’: Judges toss N.C. congressional map

‘An unconstitutional partisan gerrymander’: Judges toss N.C. congressional map

By Elena Schneider (Politico) –

A three-judge panel on Tuesday struck down North Carolina’s congressional map as an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander, giving the state legislature only two weeks to adopt a new map and potentially throwing this year’s elections into chaos.

In a unanimous decision, the panel said that if the General Assembly fails to enact a new map by Jan. 24, a special master will be appointed to draw the districts.

 If the decision stands, it would be the second time the state was forced to redraw its congressional map this decade. The last redraw was in 2016, after a previous version was ruled unconstitutional for illegally using race to draw two seats.
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