Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Trial in NC House and Senate Gerrymandering Case Underway in Raleigh
Yesterday was the first day of what is expected to be a two-week trial of Common Cause v. Lewis, the suit alleging excessive partisan gerrymandering of General Assembly seats. The trial is taking place at the Campbell School of Law in Raleigh before a three-judge panel of Paul Ridgeway from Wake County, Joseph N. Crosswhite who serves Alexander and Iredell counties, and Alma C. Hinton from Halifax.
Will Doran has the most comprehensive report (that I've seen) on yesterday's testimony and argument.
This trial is our last shot at fair House and Senate districts for the 2020 elections.
Whatever decision the three judges reach, the case will no doubt go on appeal to the NC Supreme Court.