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  •  NC Redistricting Case to Move Forward (8+ / 0-)

    This is a step in the right direction.

    A three-judge panel on Monday ordered a trial on lawsuits challenging how the Republican-controlled legislature redrew North Carolina's congressional and legislative district maps in 2011.

    The three Superior Court judges hearing the lawsuits say there are enough factual disputes over two issues to have a single judge hear evidence and rule on them:

    1. Were some districts drawn to minority majority standards without a reasonable history of racial voting problems?

    2. Why were 4th and 12 Congressional districts, Senate districts 31 and 32 and House districts 51 and 54 drawn as they were?

    Democratic congressmen David Price and Mel Watt hold the two congressional districts in question. The two Senate districts cover Forsyth and Yadkin counties, and the two House districts cover all of Chatham and Lee counties and part of Harnett County.

    The trial will be begin June 4th or 5th.

    Filibuster reform, 2013 - woulda, coulda, shoulda.

    by bear83 on Tue May 14, 2013 at 05:14:18 AM PDT

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