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Federal District Court Affirms Landmark Ruling Against Partisan Gerrymandering in North Carolina

RALEIGH, NC – A three-judge federal district court panel in Greensboro again ruled in Common Cause v. Rucho that the NC General Assembly violated the U.S. Constitution in 2016 when legislators manipulated congressional districts for partisan advantage. Appeals of three-judge panel redistricting decisions go directly to the U.S. Supreme Court, so the case could be heard there in the next year.

Voting & Elections 06.14.2018

Common Cause NC statement on proposed elimination of final Saturday in early voting period

Near midnight last night, a surprise new version of Senate Bill 325 was posted without prior notice, proposing the elimination of the widely popular final Saturday of early voting and making other changes to the early voting period.

Voting & Elections 06.7.2018

Common Cause NC statement on proposed voter ID amendment to NC Constitution

"It is wrong and dangerous to enshrine voter suppression and discrimination in our state's Constitution."

Common Cause files motion asking U.S. Supreme Court to affirm lower court ruling striking down NC partisan gerrymander

The motion by Common Cause asks the U.S. Supreme Court either to affirm the district court’s judgment or agree to hear oral argument in the case of Common Cause v. Rucho.

As filing period begins, CCNC urges voters to ask NCGA candidates where they stand on nonpartisan redistricting

As the 2018 legislative election season begins in earnest, Common Cause NC urges North Carolina voters to ask candidates where they stand on ending gerrymandering and enacting nonpartisan redistricting reform.

CCNC statement on stay by Supreme Court in NC partisan gerrymandering case

"We will ask the Supreme Court to affirm the lower court ruling or hear this landmark case," Phillips said. "And we are confident that the court will ultimately agree that the legislature’s extreme partisan gerrymander violates the constitutional rights of North Carolina citizens."

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