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3-judge panel: Lawmakers must redraw some Wake districts before 2020

A three-judge panel ruled today that lawmakers must redraw four Wake County House districts after violating a mid-decade redistricting ban while correcting racial gerrymanders.

The North Carolina NAACP, the League of Women Voters of NC, Democracy NC, the A. Philip Randolph Institute of NC and four individual plaintiffs challenged the constitutionality of the districts.

The same districts were challenged in the racial gerrymandering case, North Carolina v. Covington, based on a state constitution prohibition on mid-decade redistricting — lawmakers were accused of redrawing districts they didn’t have to during a court-ordered remedial map-making process.

Judges Paul Ridgeway, Joseph Crosswhite and Alma Hinton presided over the case, which they initially denied a preliminary injunction in before the election. The trial was held at the end of September.

The order released Friday is fairly straightforward and gives lawmakers until the end of the next regularly scheduled session to remedy the four districts. Read the full order below:

18 CVS 2322_Order 11.2.2018 by NC Policy Watch on Scribd

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