WRAL: As legislature bumbles and delays on redistricting, court needs to be swift and decisive
If the North Carolina General Assembly’s latest maps for state House and Senate districts address the racial discrimination concerns of federal judges, it is merely in the most token way. While supposedly looking to adhere to the letter of the federal court’s directive -- the legislative leadership produced a redistricting plan that perpetuates the same fatal flaws of the old one.
“Both the proposed House Plan and the proposed Senate plan will likely provide a large and durable advantage to Republican voters and candidates in the coming two elections,” said Ruth Greenwood, senior legal counsel for the Campaign Legal Center. “By historical standards, these are extraordinarily large figures revealing an enormous Republican edge.”