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A bipartisan group of former NC governors urges court to reject partisan gerrymanders

Former Republican Gov. Jim Martin joined Democratic Govs. Jim Hunt, Mike Easley and Bev Perdue this week in filing a court brief opposing the practice in a case that put gerrymandering on trial.

NC trial looks at partisan bias after US justices won’t

Lawyers for Common Cause, the state Democratic Party and more than 30 registered Democratic voters who sued contend Republican lawmakers so etched politics into the state House and Senate district lines that the constitutional rights of Democratic voters were violated.

North Carolina Gerrymandering Trial Could Serve As Blueprint For Other States

Weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that federal courts can't intervene in cases where state lawmakers have aggressively drawn political boundaries to benefit one political party over another, a new front in the nation's redistricting battles opens in a North Carolina courtroom.

Challengers to state voting maps ask lawmakers to act

Plaintiffs in the case of Common Cause v. Lewis hold a press conference as trial against partisan gerrymandering begins in state court

U.S. battle over partisan electoral maps to face major test in North Carolina

After the U.S. Supreme Court ruled federal judges cannot curb partisan gerrymandering, reform advocates vowed to take their fight to state courts that retain the power to police the practice of drawing electoral lines for political advantage. The first major test of that strategy will be in North Carolina.

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