Judge Orders Two NC Congressional Districts Redrawn Due To Racial Gerrymandering

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Judge Orders Two NC Congressional Districts Redrawn Due To Racial Gerrymandering

Post #1 by 7rob7 » February 6th, 2016, 9:06 am

Judge Orders Two North Carolina Congressional Districts Redrawn
Due To Racial Gerrymandering

The order written by Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Roger Gregory bars elections in the majority black districts, the 1st and the 12th, until the new maps are approved. North Carolina congressional primaries are scheduled for March 15

“This Court finds that Congressional Districts 1 and 12 as drawn in the 2011 Congressional Redistricting Plan are unconstitutional,” Gregory wrote.

The ruling said race had been the main factor when the Republican-controlled legislature redrew the boundaries and state lawmakers were not justified in using that benchmark.

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Re: Judge Orders Two NC Congressional Districts Redrawn Due To Racial Gerrymandering

Post #2 by Bill Bryan » February 6th, 2016, 11:10 am

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Re: Judge Orders Two NC Congressional Districts Redrawn Due To Racial Gerrymandering

Post #3 by optimusprime » February 8th, 2016, 9:37 pm

The wheels of justice. It was about time.

Now, for that Voter ID schitt....
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Re: Judge Orders Two NC Congressional Districts Redrawn Due To Racial Gerrymandering

Post #4 by 7rob7 » February 9th, 2016, 7:24 am

There are a few letters-to-the-editor in today's N&O about this decision.

Oddly, all of them are in favor of the ruling, not the existing gerrymandering.

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Re: Judge Orders Two NC Congressional Districts Redrawn Due To Racial Gerrymandering

Post #5 by Bill Bryan » February 12th, 2016, 12:20 pm

odd, that.
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