North Carolina’s Landmark Ruling Against Partisan Gerrymanders

The decision is the first time a court has ever struck down a redistricting plan in North Carolina as a partisan gerrymander.

David Graham of The Atlantic writes on the landmark decision in Common Cause v. Rucho that struck down partisan gerrymandering in North Carolina:

A three-judge panel, including one circuit-court judge and two district-court judges, ruled Tuesday evening that the Old North State’s redistricting plan relied too heavily on partisan affiliation in drawing constituencies, violating citizens’ rights under the 14th Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause, the First Amendment, and Article I of the Constitution.

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