Activists, politicians applaud Supreme Court’s ruling on North Carolina’s voting districts


Activists, politicians applaud Supreme Court’s ruling on North Carolina’s voting districts

 
Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that North Carolina’s 2011 congressional redistricting maps for the 1st and 12th Districts were unconstitutional because more black voters from surrounding districts were added unnecessarily, does this hint that an upcoming High Court ruling on the state’s 2011 legislative maps is most likely to be seen the same way?
“Since 2010, North Carolina has been governed by an illegally constituted General Assembly,” says Irving Joyner, chair of the N.C. NAACP Legal Redress Committee, and law professor at North Carolina Central University’s School of Law.
“In its decision, the Supreme Court …

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