Judge federal panel ordered congressional districts in North Carolina to be redrawn ahead of the 2018 elections, ruling on Tuesday that the current Republican

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North Carolina Congressional Map Ruled Unconstitutional Due To GOP Gerrymandering

- politicaldig.com
10 Jan 2018
The judges -- James A. Wynn, William Earl Britt, and William L. Osteen Jr.-- ruled that the gerrymandered districts violated the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment and the First Amendment of the Constitution. The judges imposed a Jan. 24 deadline for a redrawing of the congressional map and barred U.S. House elections in North Carolina until legislators provide ...

GOP vows to fight judges' decision to strike down North Carolina House districts

10 Jan 2018
RALEIGH, N.C. -- A federal court's decision to strike down North Carolina's congressional map has cast uncertainty over the state's 2018 U.S. House races and thrust the state into a national debate over reducing the role of partisanship in drawing electoral districts.
- pbs.org

North Carolina congressional district maps unconstitutional, federal judges rule

- pennlive.com
10 Jan 2018
The judges - James A. Wynn, a Barack Obama appointee to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, and federal District Judges W. Earl Britt, a Jimmy Carter appointee, and William L. Osteen Jr., a George W. Bush appointee _ were unanimous that North Carolina lawmakers under Republican leadership violated the Constitution's equal-protection clause when they drew maps explicitly ...

North Carolina congressional map ruled unconstitutional due to partisan gerrymandering

10 Jan 2018
Osteen concurred with Wynn and Britt that the gerrymandered districts violated the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment and the First Amendment but dissented claims that it violates Article I of the Constitution. The judges imposed a Jan. 24 deadline for a redrawing of the congressional map and barred U.S. House elections in North Carolina until legislators ...
- theblaze.com

North Carolina must redo map skewed by partisanship

- abcnews.go.com
10 Jan 2018
The judges ordered the General Assembly to approve another set of districts by Jan. 24. Candidate filing for the November congressional elections begins Feb. 12, with primaries set for early May. A majority of the judges also agreed the panel would hire a redistricting expert to draw replacement boundaries if the legislature won't.

Judges rule North Carolina congressional map must be redone

10 Jan 2018
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Federal judges ruled Tuesday that North Carolina's congressional district map drawn by legislative Republicans is illegally gerrymandered because of excessive partisanship that gave the GOP a rock-solid advantage for most seats and must quickly be redone.
- reviewjournal.com

Court Strikes Down GOP's North Carolina Congressional Gerrymander

- talkingpointsmemo.com
10 Jan 2018
This is not the first time courts have thrown out North Carolina's congressional map. In May 2017, the Supreme Court declared it an illegal racial gerrymander, a violation of the Voting Rights Act. Tuesday's ruling went much further, arguing that the congressional map violates the equal protection clause of the Constitution, as well as the First Amendment and Elections Clauses.

Federal judges rule Pennsylvania can keep congressional map

10 Jan 2018
PHILADELPHIA - A federal judicial panel has ruled that Pennsylvania can keep its congressional map, turning back an argument from a group of Democratic voters who contended that it should be thrown out because the state lawmakers who created the map in 2011 gerrymandered it to help Republicans.
- wfmz.com
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