Supreme Court Affirms N.C. Legislative Districts Are Racially Gerrymandered But Tells Lower Court to Reconsider Special Elections

Supreme Court Affirms N.C. Legislative Districts Are Racially Gerrymandered But Tells Lower Court to Reconsider Special Elections

This morning the Supreme Court upheld a lower court’s decision that twenty-eight state legislative districts in North Carolina are racially gerrymandered, but vacated the court’s order to redraw the maps and hold special elections in 2017.

The Supreme Court’s three-page order zeroed in on the panel’s decision to call for new maps and special elections, explaining its decision to vacate the order because the District Court “addressed the balance of equities in only the most cursory fashion.”…

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