Redistricting

January 19, 2018 - 10:14 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday delayed a lower-court order that would have forced North Carolina Republican lawmakers to redraw the state's congressional districts by next week because of excessive partisan bias in current lines. The justices announced the stay after legal...
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January 18, 2018 - 7:37 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday delayed a lower-court order that would have forced North Carolina Republican lawmakers to redraw the state's congressional districts by next week because of excessive partisan bias in current lines. The justices announced the stay after legal...
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January 16, 2018 - 2:32 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The judges who struck down North Carolina's congressional map for excessive partisanship that favored Republicans refused Tuesday to delay their order telling GOP state lawmakers to draw new lines by next week. The denial by the three-judge federal panel was expected, given...
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January 15, 2018 - 4:18 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Advocacy groups and voters who've successfully sued so far in throwing out North Carolina's congressional districts because of partisan gerrymandering say federal judges shouldn't delay their order directing the legislature to draw new lines by next week. Republican legislative...
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File-This June 1, 2017, file photo shows Chief Justice John Roberts joining other justices of the U.S. Supreme Court for an official group portrait at the Supreme Court Building in Washington. North Carolina Republican legislative leaders asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday, jan. 12, 2018, to block enforcement of an order throwing out the state's congressional map because the lines were too partisan and directing a redraw almost immediately. The lawmakers' attorneys filed a motion with Chief Justice Roberts seeking delay of the lower court judges' directive that the General Assembly draw a replacement map by Jan. 24. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
January 12, 2018 - 10:34 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republican legislative leaders asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday to block enforcement of an order throwing out the state's congressional map because the lines were too partisan and directing a redraw almost immediately. The lawmakers' attorneys filed a...
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January 12, 2018 - 3:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear Texas' appeal to preserve congressional and legislative districts that a lower court struck down as racially discriminatory. The justices said they will review a lower-court ruling that found problems with two congressional districts and...
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January 11, 2018 - 4:51 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina House and Senate members on a new committee have plowed familiar ground about judicial redistricting and whether to get rid of the current head-to-head elections of judges in place for 150 years. The committee's first meeting Thursday accentuated differences...
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Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University students with the Indian Legal Clinic offer their recommendations to improve the voting access and participation of Indians across the state on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, in Phoenix, Ariz. The presentation was part of a hearing by the Native American Voting Rights Coalition. (AP Photo/Anita Snow)
January 11, 2018 - 1:13 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Election sites far from reservations. Poll workers who don't speak tribal languages. Unequal access to early voting sites. Native Americans say they have encountered a wide range of obstacles to voting. Advocates have been spending the last few months gathering stories from...
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January 10, 2018 - 8:49 pm
Pennsylvania can keep its congressional map, a judicial panel in Philadelphia ruled Wednesday, rejecting an argument from a group of Democratic voters who contended it should be thrown out because the state lawmakers who created the map in 2011 gerrymandered it to help Republicans. The court cast...
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Dreamstime
January 10, 2018 - 7:54 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina legislature returned to work Wednesday, passing a few simple bills but finishing with Republicans unable to agree on more immediate action for water quality challenges intensified since disclosure of the discharge of a little-studied chemical into a river...
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