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A wake-up call from the redistricting decision

If citizens of North Carolina needed yet another wake-up call, after all that’s transpired in recent weeks in the General Assembly, here’s one from the very beginning of the opinion from the three judges who’ve upheld the redistricting plans:

While one might suggest that there are more expedient, and less manipulative, methods of apportioning voters, our redistricting process, as it has been for decades, is ultimately the product of democratic elections and is a compelling reminder that, indeed, “elections have consequences.”

And the decision itself is, likewise, a compelling reminder of why courts matter.