Redistricting

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    Forget Redistricting Rules, We Need New Referees

    North Carolina has been embroiled in a decades-long redistricting saga since the late twentieth century. After each new map is drawn, a slew of litigation ensues that takes up significant time and resources. Many have proposed changes to the rules for redistricting to prevent partisan gerrymandering, but in a recent…
    Brenee Goforth, February 27, 2020
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    Mitch Kokai and Mike Schietzelt Talk Voting Rights at Campbell Law Review Symposium

    JLF’s Mike Schietzelt and Mitch Kokai spoke on Friday, February 7, at the Campbell Law Review’s symposium on North Carolina voting rights. In addition to Kokai and Schietzelt,  the symposium featured speakers from the North Carolina Democratic Party, the Southern Coalition for Social Justice, members of the N.C. legislature,…
    Brenee Goforth, February 10, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello recaps the week in N.C. politics for Carolina Journal Online. The Daily Journal argues that the debate over election redistricting reform should leave the courts and return to the General Assembly.  …
    Mitch Kokai, December 20, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Now that a three-judge panel has accepted North Carolina’s new congressional election map, the state’s redistricting battles are at least temporarily over. Rick Henderson assesses the impact of new election maps for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. You’ll also hear Superior Court Judge Paul Ridgeway’s…
    Mitch Kokai, December 13, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The freedom movement secured significant victories again this year at the N.C. General Assembly. Becki Gray recaps them in the latest edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jordan Roberts discusses market-based approaches to addressing key mental health challenges. Rep. Jim Butler, speaker pro tem of the Ohio House…
    Mitch Kokai, December 6, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Brooke Conrad reports for Carolina Journal Online on a three-judge panel’s decision to uphold North Carolina’s new congressional map. The Daily Journal argues that the congressional map itself tells a different story than the one Democratic partisans tried to sell.
    Mitch Kokai, December 3, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Brooke Conrad reports for Carolina Journal Online on N.C. hemp farmers’ struggle to meet stringent state THC standards. The Daily Journal explains how the recent debate over a new N.C. congressional”base map” revealed evidence of partisan bias from Democrats.
    Mitch Kokai, November 19, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Brooke Conrad reports for Carolina Journal Online that population shifts since 2010 will affect how representative new N.C. congressional districts can be for voters in 2020. Becki Gray’s Daily Journal argues that North Carolina’s criminal code is a mess.
    Mitch Kokai, November 14, 2019