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Supreme Court Blocks Lower-Court Ruling Throwing Out N.C. Congressional Map

Breaking Thursday night, from Carolina Journal:

The U.S. Supreme Court has blocked a lower-court ruling that would have forced N.C. lawmakers to draw a new congressional election map next week.

The high court granted a stay of the lower court’s ruling “pending the timely filing and disposition of an appeal in this Court.” The two-sentence order mentions that two of the nine justices — Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor — would have denied the lawmakers’ request for a stay.

The Supreme Court decision blocks a three-judge panel’s order to replace North Carolina’s 2016 congressional map. All three members of the panel agreed that the map represented a case of unconstitutional partisan gerrymandering.

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Donna came to the John Locke Foundation in January 2003 after freelance writing for Carolina Journal and contributing to projects for the North Carolina Education Alliance. He...

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