Redistricting Activists Brace for Wall of Inaction as Battle Moves to States
In North Carolina, lawmakers have been forced back to the drawing board yet again after a state court ruled last month that the current congressional map was drawn illegally along partisan lines. “It’s going to be few and far between where the state courts are going to be willing to seriously review maps,” said Paul Smith, litigation chief at the nonpartisan political watchdog Campaign Legal Center. “State courts are elected and they have a partisan tilt, and it tends to be the same as the legislature in most places. And now they have a road map from the Supreme Court on how to duck the issue.”
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