What Will Happen with the North Carolina Redistricting Case?

I’ve been predicting a stay from the Supreme Court of the district court order, which would stop the current election (already begun with absentees) and have the state quickly redistrict and hold new elections with new district lines. With Justice Scalia’s death, a stay is now less likely, if the Court divides along liberal-conservative lines, although it could well be that Justice Breyer and others would agree with the state of North Carolina that under the Purcell Principle, this change simply comes too late with voting already begun.

We will see.

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