Supreme Court strikes down North Carolina redistricting


Supreme Court strikes down North Carolina redistricting

 

Supreme Court strikes down North Carolina redistricting
By our reporter24 May 2017
The US Supreme Court issued a ruling Monday confirming a lower court decision that struck down the congressional district lines drawn in North Carolina on the grounds that they illegally used race as the predominant factor.
The decision in Cooper v. Harris came in two parts, with a unanimous 8-0 ruling against the boundaries of North Carolina’s 1st District, linking most of the majority-black areas of eastern and coastal North Carolina, and a 5-3 ruling against the boundaries of the 12th District, the notorious “I-85 district” connecting the …

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