Courts & the Law, Defending Democracy, News

Parties to racial gerrymandering lawsuit can’t agree on a special master

The parties in a pending racial gerrymandering case told a federal court Wednesday that they could not agree to submit the names of three individuals fit to serve as a special master, should one be appointed to redraw legislative districts.

“Plaintiffs and Legislative Defendants conferred and submitted names to one another (with Legislative Defendants stating that they did so subject to their objections regarding the propriety of any order appointing a special master) but were unable to reach agreement on those names,” the notice states.

A three-judge panel is set to decide whether proposed State House and Senate remedial districts from the General Assembly will be accepted. A special master would be tasked with redrawing any districts the court did not accept in the proposed maps.

On Friday, the panel asked the parties in North Carolina v. Covington to agree on three names of individuals qualified to serve as a special master to avoid any delay should they decide to go that route.

A decision has not yet been handed down by the court — the panel could still decide to accept lawmakers’ proposed maps or the plaintiffs’ alternative maps.

Check Also

Cooper vetoes voter ID bill

Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed Republican lawmakers’ voter ID ...

Top Stories from NCPW

  • News
  • Commentary

Shortly after 10 o’clock yesterday morning, a federal jury in the hog nuisance case Gillis vs. Murph [...]

North Carolina state law would seem to provide just two options for Wayne County school leaders, clo [...]

Perhaps the sixth time is the charm? Rep. David Lewis (R-Harnett) unveiled another attempt Tuesday b [...]

As the UNC Board of Governors prepares to take up the fate of the Silent Sam Confederate monument Fr [...]

Fayetteville is my hometown more than any – I was born here to military parents, this is where my gr [...]

It’s long been understood by those who pay attention to public policy debates that the age-old conse [...]

The post The newest nuisance in the 9th: Election Fraud Scandal appeared first on NC Policy Watch. [...]

Earlier this week, the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees (BoT) began plans to erect a statue dedicat [...]