Redistricting….could that process change?

Right now, the North Carolina the redistricting process is the responsibility of the legislature, but a recent US Supreme Court ruling might change that.

According the the US Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, Arizona voters are now permitted to establish an Independent Redistricting Commission.  This means the authority to redraw district lines has been stripped from the Arizona State Legislature.

The Arizona Commission is made up of five members, with two chosen by Republican lawmakers, two chosen by Democratic lawmakers, and the remaining member chosen by the other four. The Court’s ruling found that voters are entitled to take away the power to draw district lines from the state legislature.

Sarah Curry

Sarah Curry is Director of Fiscal Policy Studies at the John Locke Foundation.