gerrymandering

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    CJ Reports: On tight timetable, lawmakers make little progress in first day of redistricting meetings

    Monday evening, Carolina Journal’s Kari Travis reported on the first day of redistricting since a three-judge panel declared North Carolina’s maps unconstitutional. Lawmakers have very little time to finish the maps – only until Wednesday, September 18. According to Travis: Debate about ground rules stalled progress while Republicans worked…
    Brenee Goforth, September 10, 2019
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    JLF’s Mitch Kokai on Gerrymandering for the Salisbury Post

    In his opinion piece published this week in the Salisbury Post, Mitch Kokai discusses the recently concluded arguments for Common Cause v. Lewis. According to Kokai: Judges in the Common Cause v. Lewis election redistricting trial must answer a relatively simple question: Does the N.C. Constitution limit partisan gerrymandering? Kokai explains that neither the arguments…
    Brenee Goforth, August 9, 2019
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    CJ Commentary: Gerrymandering trial features much ado about the wrong thing

    In his most recent opinion piece for Carolina Journal, Mitch Kokai discusses the recently concluded arguments for Common Cause v. Lewis. According to Kokai: Judges in the Common Cause v. Lewis election redistricting trial must answer a relatively simple question: Does the N.C. Constitution limit partisan gerrymandering? Kokai explains that neither the arguments put…
    Brenee Goforth, August 6, 2019
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    JLF’s Mitch Kokai On C-SPAN: N.C. Economic Gains, Gerrymandering & More

    Mitch Kokai, John Locke Foundation senior political analyst, discusses recent economic gains in North Carolina and the potential national impact of U.S. Supreme Court gerrymandering cases. Kokai offered these comments during the Jan. 1, 2018, edition of C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal.” WATCH. And for a look back at 2017…
    Donna Martinez, January 1, 2018