Thursday, January 18, 2018

Supreme Court halts redrawing of North Carolina congressional maps

The Supreme Court on Thursday told state officials in North Carolina they don’t have to redraw their congressional districts just yet.

The court granted a stay, temporarily blocking a lower court order that required new maps to be drawn by the end of the month while the case is appealed to the Supreme Court.

State officials filed a notice of their appeal in the lower court last week.  

More @ The Hill


  1. Forgive my ignorance but I've only lived in North Carolina since October 2016. What's the issue here? I'm from Massachusetts. The voting districts in North Carolina look pretty simple compared to there. Gerrymandering is a method employed to maximize voting in favor of the party in power. Every state does it. What is so unique about North Carolina?

    1. A judge originally ruled against the Republicans because the Democrats sued.