“Judges: NC lawsuit over partisan gerrymander will proceed”


A federal lawsuit challenging North Carolina’s congressional districts will move forward, a panel of federal judges decided Tuesday, instead of being put on hold while the U.S. Supreme Court tackles issues relevant to the case.

Common Cause v. Rucho is one of several lawsuits in North Carolina that have targeted election maps drawn by the General Assembly’s Republican majority. But instead of alleging that voters’ race was used to draw unconstitutional maps, plaintiffs in this case argue that the congressional map redrawn last year is overly partisan, amounting to a partisan gerrymander instead of a racial one.

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