The North Carolina Supreme Court overruled the NC Court of Appeals yesterday, halted filing for 2022 elections, moved the spring primaries from March 8th to May 17th, and ordered an expedited trial on the merits of the various lawsuits challenging the new district maps passed by the Republican majority in the General Assembly. The trial on the merits of plantiffs' complaints must be finished by January 11th (yikes! if you're a lawyer arguing either side) and will be heard (I'm assuming) by a three-judge panel of Superior Court judges appointed by Chief Justice Paul Newby.
The Supremes' order also expedites any appeals after the trial. Appellants will have only two business days to file.
There goes Christmas!
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