This the NAACP’s statement on the redistricting lawsuit filed today.
NC NAACP EXTENDED STATEMENT REGARDING RACE-BASED REDISTRICTING MAPS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 4, 2011
DURHAM – Earlier this week, after spending 60 days looking at a cleverly designed scheme to resegregate voters in North Carolina, the U.S. Department of Justice informed us that the U.S. Attorney General did not “interpose any objection” to the scheme. The next sentence in the letter said, “However, we note that Section 5 expressly provides that the failure of the Attorney General to object [to a redistricting scheme] does not bar subsequent litigation (our emphasis) to enjoin the enforcement of the changes.”
That is what we did this morning at Wake Superior Court in Raleigh, NC. Read More