Redistricting

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    On Justice Paul Newby’s Victory

    A joint statement from John Locke Foundation and Civitas Institute December 12, 2020 RALEIGH – In November, North Carolinians delivered a blow to the litigious Left by electing conservative-leaning judges to all eight of North Carolina’s open statewide judicial seats. Today, the final race achieved closure as…
    Donna Martinez, December 15, 2020
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Republican Catherine Truitt will take on the job as state superintendent of public instruction in January. Terry Stoops looks at Truitt’s priority list during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Rick Henderson discusses N.C. House Speaker Tim Moore’s priorities for the new legislative session that…
    Mitch Kokai, December 4, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online on North Carolina’s lower teacher attrition rate. The Daily Journal explains why focusing on the wrong election numbers can lead to bad reform proposals.
    Mitch Kokai, December 1, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on newly renominated N.C. House Speaker Tim Moore’s preview of the 2021 legislative session. The Daily Journal offers for suggestions for N.C. redistricting reformers in 2021.
    Mitch Kokai, November 17, 2020
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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