Federal court strikes down North Carolina redistricting plan

A three-judge panel in the US District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina [official website] struck down [opinion, PDF] North Carolina’s 2016 congressional redistricting plan Tuesday. The case was brought by consolidated plaintiffs¬†Common Cause and the¬†League of Women Voters of North Carolina [advocacy websites], among others, who argued that the districts constitute a partisan gerrymander in violation of the First Amendment, the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, and Article I, Sections 2 and 4 of the…

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