On Monday, March 28, a North Carolina trial court struck down a state law barring individuals with past felony convictions who are currently on community supervision (probation, post-release supervision or parole) from registering to vote.
UPDATE: On Monday, March 7, the U.S. Supreme Court denied both applications.
Today, a three-judge panel of a North Carolina state trial court adopted new General Assembly and congressional maps following months of litigation.
Today, the North Carolina Supreme Court struck down the state’s enacted congressional and legislative maps for being partisan gerrymanders that violate the North Carolina Constitution.
Today, a North Carolina state court upheld the state’s new legislative and congressional maps, ruling that partisan gerrymandering claims are not justiciable — meaning suitable for North Carolina courts to rule on — and the plaintiffs did not show any intentional racial discrimination or racial vote dilution.
Today, the North Carolina Supreme Court reinstated a pause of the state’s candidate filing period for all races while multiple legal challenges against the newly-enacted House, Senate and congressional maps are litigated.
Today, the North Carolina Court of Appeals delayed the filing period for candidates running for state House, Senate and congressional districts while litigation challenging the recently-passed maps is ongoing.
Today, a lawsuit was filed in North Carolina state court challenging the state’s newly-passed congressional map (“2021 map”) drawn following the release of 2020 census data.
On Wednesday, another lawsuit was filed in North Carolina state court challenging the state’s newly-passed legislative and congressional maps drawn following the release of 2020 census data.
Today, the plaintiffs in Harper v. Lewis, a crucial North Carolina redistricting case from 2019, again are challenging the state’s congressional map for solidifying Republican power in violation of the North Carolina Constitution.
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