Chief Justice denies request to halt NC redistricting order

February 20, 2016

By Anne Blythe
The News Observer

Chief Justice John Roberts entered an order late Friday denying a request to halt a ruling earlier this month that declared the 1st and 12th congressional districts in North Carolina to be racial gerrymanders.

That means the lower court ruling stands as is and any elections in those districts are halted until new maps are approved.

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