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Redistricting plans upheld

Posted By Sharon McCloskey On July 8, 2013 @ 10:03 am In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

In a unanimous decision, the 3-judge panel considering the legality of the 2010 redistricting plans has upheld those plans, finding:

In considering all of the factors regarding traditional redistricting principles,including the claim of excessive split precincts, the trial court cannot conclude, as a matter of law, that (1) the failure to comport with “traditional redistricting principles,” standing alone, renders the Enacted Plans unlawful under the North Carolina or United States constitutions, (2) that, even if such a cause of action exists, that the Enacted Plans deviate from traditional redistricting principles by any meaningful justiciable measure or (3) that a violation of any cognizable equal protection rights of any North Carolina citizens, or groups thereof, will result.

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