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RALEIGH — The N.C. Supreme Court has agreed to take up a lawsuit challenging North Carolina's voter ID law. The high court's decision removes the case from the state Court of Appeals and places it on a faster track for final resolution.

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RALEIGH — As critics of North Carolina's new election maps take their case to the state Supreme Court, lawyers on both sides of the case are taking aim at justices they want to drop out of the case.

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RALEIGH — A unanimous three-judge panel has upheld North Carolina's new congressional and legislative election maps. The panel of two Republican Superior Court judges and one Democratic colleague rejected critics' arguments that mapmakers engaged in unconstitutional partisan and racial gerrymandering.

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RALEIGH — Two leaders of North Carolina's legislative redistricting committees defended their election map-drawing process during the third day of a trial focusing on the future of those maps.

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RALEIGH — A Wake County Superior Court Judge dismissed a lawsuit Tuesday that was filed against the state’s election redistricting process. The suit alleged that the General Assembly violated previous court precedents governing how election maps should be drawn.

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RALEIGH — The North Carolina General Assembly is slated to give final approval to the state’s new congressional and legislative district maps on Thursday. The three proposal boundary maps moved quickly through committees and floor votes this week. During Thursday’s sessions, the House is slated to pass the map for U.S. congressional seats in North Carolina, and the map for N.C. Senate districts. The Senate will consider the N.C. House district map.

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Tuesday, 02 November 2021 12:49

Lawsuit filed before district maps are approved

RALEIGH — As the North Carolina General Assembly plans for the first votes on new legislative and congressional district maps this week, interest groups have already filed lawsuits to block them. The maps are still in development with several map proposals having been presented to the public in recent hearings.

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RALEIGH — Three years after the N.C. electorate decided to add a voter identification requirement to the state constitution, Republican lawmakers are defending voter ID in court.

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DURHAM — Attorneys arguing congressional redistricting cases from North Carolina and Maryland say they’ll offer U.S. Supreme Court justices an array of legal theories, hoping one will stick and the court will rule extreme partisan redistricting plans unconstitutional.

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Monday, 21 January 2019 14:18

GOP leaders ask to be added to voter ID lawsuit

RALEIGH — Republican legislative leaders say the NAACP deliberately omitted them from a federal lawsuit seeking to kill newly enacted voter ID legislation. They are asking the court to add them as defendants so they can fight to keep the law in place.

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