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Voting rights case in North Carolina Supreme Court: The issues, arguments and potential outcomes

“A year ago, the state Supreme Court made the right call,” Bob Phillips, executive director of Common Cause NC, said. “What this Supreme Court does is unknown, but if gerrymandering is legalized, history will judge those who make that decision and those pushing for it will pay a political price with we the people of North Carolina.”

North Carolina Supreme Court rehears redistricting case on gerrymandering

Bob Phillips, Executive Director of Common Cause North Carolina and a plaintiff in this case said he believes the court got it right in its initial decision last year. "What new evidence or finding of the facts is there to warrant today's re-do of this decision? The answer is right, none. What is happening today in the building behind us is completely unnecessary and frankly outrageous," he said.

North Carolina Justices Quickly Revisit Redistricting, Voter ID

“It’s not an overstatement to say that the very health of democracy in North Carolina is at stake when you are talking about voting rights and fair maps,” Bob Phillips, executive director of Common Cause North Carolina, said in an interview.

Voting & Elections 02.25.2023

“Model for bad democracy”: Voting rights wins may be reversed after GOP flips North Carolina court

The North Carolina Supreme Court agreed to rehear two major voting rights cases, including one that previously blocked a restrictive photo ID to vote law and another that involved the constitutionality of political maps drawn by GOP lawmakers last year.


This NC bill has the hallmarks of anti-protest bills sweeping the nation

The bill will have a chilling effect on nonviolent protest at a time when our state’s residents need it most.

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