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Supreme Court to consider NC gerrymandering case

June 27, 2016

by LYDIA WHEELER
The Hill

The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to review a case challenging North Carolina’s use of race when drawing voter districts. North Carolina lawmakers are accused of relying too heavily on race in drawing new districts as part of a 2011 redrawing of legislative lines. North Carolina citizens bringing the case forward argued that the redrawn lines were a “textbook example of racial gerrymandering” that violated the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment.