Stories tagged: "Gerrymandering"


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‘Power Grab’: New Republican Majority on NC Supreme Court Agrees to Rehear Voter ID and Redistricting Cases Decided in December

The two Democratic justices on the court disagreed with the majority’s decision, with Justice Anita Earls writing that rehearing the redistricting decision was a “power grab” and a “radical break with 205 years of history.”

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NC Republicans Ask State Supreme Court to Throw out Recent Rulings That Prevented Partisan Gerrymandering and Voter ID Laws

The GOP’s request for total control is not altogether surprising, as the courts have repeatedly found that North Carolina Republicans have gerrymandered and disenfranchised Black voters in the state with “almost surgical precision.”

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Abortion Rights, Medicaid Expansion, and School Funding: What North Carolina’s 2023 Legislative Session Means for You

North Carolina's Republican-led legislature could expand Medicaid to cover 600,000 more residents this year, but they could also try to ban abortion in the state, robbing their constituents of their reproductive freedom.

In this file photo, HB2 protestors gather across the street from the North Carolina state legislative building in 2016 because of the mega-controversial HB2. The bill cost the state billions in economic activity and made it the center of controversy. This year's state legislative session has the potential to be as controversial.  (Photo By Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)
This Is Going to Be a Very Bad Year at the North Carolina State Legislature

North Carolina’s GOP lawmakers are not moving in mysterious ways this time. At the first opportunity, they will pounce on reproductive freedom and LGBTQ+ rights.

Nadine Seiler of Waldorf, Md., holds a sign that reads "SCOTUS is Illegitimate" in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022, as the Court hears arguments on a new elections case that could dramatically alter voting in 2024 and beyond. The case is from highly competitive North Carolina, where Republican efforts to draw congressional districts heavily in their favor were blocked by a Democratic majority on the state Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
US Supreme Court Justices Appear Skeptical of Giving State Legislatures Unchecked Elections Power

The Moore v. Harper case, which originated in North Carolina, has the potential to dramatically alter American elections.

NC's Moore v. Harper case could "upend democracy" if the conservative-dominated Supreme Court gives states legislatures unchecked power over federal elections, some advocates say. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
What You Should Know About Moore v. Harper, the NC Court Case That Could ‘Upend Democracy’

The Moore v. Harper ruling will have serious electoral and political implications on both the state and federal levels, as well as decide whether state lawmakers should have total control over election rules–without any checks or balances.

Democratic Justice Sam Ervin IV is one of the candidates running for two crucial seats on the NC Supreme Court this year. In this 2014 file photo, Ervin speaks during a state Supreme Court forum in Raleigh. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
‘We Don’t Wear Different Colored Robes’: NC Supreme Court Justice Sam Ervin Talks Partisanship and the Courts

Sam Ervin IV is one of the two Democrats running in one of the biggest judicial elections in generations.