What could the Supreme Court do with North Carolina's partisan gerrymander case?
North Carolina’s congressional map will soon be under review by the nation’s highest bench in March. At question: are the lines constitutional?
Lawyers for the plaintiff argue the maps should be thrown out, because they give Republicans too much of an advantage.
“It’s an extreme map. It’s probably the most extreme gerrymander in the United States in recent years,” said Paul Smith, vice president of the Campaign Legal Center.
Smith, who is among those working on the case, says there is no question Republicans in North Carolina’s General Assembly went too far. One lawmaker said publicly the lines were designed so Republicans could win 10 seats, while Democrats win only three.
“They told us that’s what they were doing and it's exactly how it’s performed,” Smith said.