Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Fair & Legal Maps for the 2016 Elections?

That fantasy just got a little more possible.

Bit of an earthquake yesterday in legal circles. The U.S. Supremes threw out (as so much rubbish) a ruling by the North Carolina Supreme Court that had upheld the 2011 Republican-drawn voting districts for both members of the General Assembly and for members of the U.S. Congressional delegation.

The U.S. Supremes said that the state’s highest court "must reconsider whether legislators relied too heavily on race when drawing the 2011 maps" (according to the N&O) and must conduct that reconsideration "in light of the U.S. high court’s decision last month in an Alabama redistricting case."

Alabama's redistricting was ruled unconstitutional.

Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/election/article19037169.html#storylink=c

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