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No Word from Supreme Court in NC Racial Gerrymandering Case

Academics / Political Science : Election Law

Today’s Court orders contain no order related to North Carolina v. Covington, one of the North Carolina racial gerrymandering cases (and the case involving the special election for 2017 ordered by the district court and put on hold ...

“SCOTUS hearing VA & NC Gerrymandering cases today. Suffice to say, Racial Gerrymandering in Deep South states is even worse”

Academics / Political Science : Election Law

Dan Smith: Today, the Supreme Court is hearing arguments in gerrymandering cases from North Carolina and Virginia. Plaintiffs claim that GOP lawmakers in the two states excessively packed black voters into congressional and state le...

Read the Plaintiffs’ #SCOTUS Response to NC Attempt to Stop 2017 Special Elections Ordered Because of Racial Gerrymandering

Academics / Political Science : Election Law

Following up on this post, Plaintiffs’ response is here. North Carolina might file a reply, and then I expect the Chief Justice will refer the matter to the full court for decision. Interestingly, the cert. petition itself is on the...

North Carolina Files Reply Brief for Stay in Partisan Gerrymandering Case; Supreme Court Can Issue Ruling at Any Time

Academics / Political Science : Election Law

 Paul Clement’s reply brief for North Carolina. Here’s what I wrote last week about the stay request’s chances: Meanwhile, Paul Clement just filed a stay motion in the North Carolina partisan gerrymandering case, where the lower cou...

#SCOTUS Remands North Carolina Racial Gerrymandering Case for Reconsideration

Academics / Political Science : Election Law

This order is unsurprising. Democrats and minority plaintiffs challenged a North Carolina redistricting plan as an unconstitutional racial gerrymander. The North Carolina Supreme Court rejected the challenge. Today the Supreme Court...


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