Federal Court Rules N.C. Congressional Map a Partisan Gerrymander - Articles

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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Aug 29, 2018
A federal court ruled on Monday that North Carolina’s congressional district map is unconstitutional and cannot be used in the future, The New York Times reports. The three-judge panel has yet to decide whether the current map may be used this year. North Carolina Republicans said they would petition the U.S. Supreme Court for a stay, but a stay would require the votes of five justices, and with the recent retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy the court is divided 4-4 on ideological lines.