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North Carolina court rules 2017 legislative districts unconstitutional

September 4, 2019

Via: Jurist

A North Carolina state court on Tuesday ruled the state’s legislative districts, drawn by Republican lawmakers, deprived citizens of their right to vote and were described as the result of “extreme partisan gerrymandering.”

A three-judge panel found that by using their control of the General Assembly, defendants “manipulated district boundaries, to the greatest extent possible, to control the outcomes of individual races so as to best ensure their continued control of the legislature.”

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