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A panel of federal judges, for the second time this year, struck down North Carolina’s congressional map on Monday, condemning it as unconstitutional because Republicans had drawn it to maximize their electoral advantage.
Why it matters: The ruling has raised the possibility of a court-ordered redrawing of new districts before the November elections. And even though primary elections have already been held, the judges concluded that they would not allow future elections to be held using the current voting lines.
The article goes on to state the following:
The details: The Supreme Court ordered the lower court in June to take another look at the partisan gerrymandering case in the wake of its decision in a similar Wisconsin challenge. The high court urged plaintiffs to prove they have standing in each district in order sue on the grounds of partisan gerrymandering. And now, the North Carolina court said plaintiffs have standing in the case.
North Carolina’s congressional map was thrown out in federal court, again. Judges could order new districts to be drawn before November. https://t.co/WFj3IaPesQ
— The New York Times (@nytimes) August 28, 2018
BREAKING: North Carolina Federal Court strikes down congressional map (again). Court suggests new map may be in place for 2018 mid-terms. https://t.co/jY18pcYYEg
— Marc E. Elias (@marceelias) August 27, 2018
WE WIN! Three-judge federal court — in light of the #SCOTUS decision in Gill — again strikes down North Carolina's Congressional map as an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander. https://t.co/bi6ngEf4AE pic.twitter.com/dZbxQsp4K7
— Steve Spaulding (@SteveESpaulding) August 27, 2018
In this new federal ruling striking down North Carolina's congressional map, an explosive possibility: The court **may** order North Carolina to run the 2018 congressional elections under NEW maps. https://t.co/urMq4erSt4 pic.twitter.com/sEcXtR6uYV
— Taniel (@Taniel) August 27, 2018
Court says it has not yet decided whether to give the North Carolina legislature the opportunity to attempt to redraw congressional map, but says that if the NC lege wants to redraw map it needs to finish process by 9/17 at 5 p.m. #fairmaps 3/ pic.twitter.com/Jq2r8uWk5a
— Michael Li (@mcpli) August 27, 2018
Here's how gerrymandered North Carolina's congressional map is. Republicans won 10 of 13 seats in 2016 despite Trump's narrow win statewide. A nonpartisan map like the one below could have seen Dems win 2-5 more districts had it been in effect this decade https://t.co/bjwahIZyEZ pic.twitter.com/yI2LczFwpx
— Stephen Wolf (@PoliticsWolf) August 27, 2018
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A panel of federal judges, for the second time this year, struck down North Carolina’s congressional map on Monday, condemning it as unconstitutional because Republicans had drawn it to maximize their electoral advantage. https://t.co/92KdVRNCPA
— Axios (@axios) August 28, 2018
The court ruled the map so egregiously benefited Republicans that it violated the U.S. Constitution. https://t.co/YiGHDRe2r9
— HuffPost Politics (@HuffPostPol) August 27, 2018