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What does it mean that North Carolina's maps were thrown out but new ones weren't ordered drawn?

What does it mean that North Carolina's maps were thrown out but new ones weren't ordered drawn? It means that until the legislature redraws the Congressional districts to satisfy the court's ...
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Is the North Carolina 2016 Congressional map gerrymandered?

Are North Carolina's districts extremely common sense? You can look for yourself - the colors designate each district. Other than 2 and 4, they look pretty common sense and even those aren't ...
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Is the North Carolina 2016 Congressional map gerrymandered?

The recent Supreme Court ruling on this specific case is available. In this instance the court was split 5-4 along Conservative/Liberal lines. The majority opinion states that Partisan Gerrymandering ...
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What does it mean that North Carolina's maps were thrown out but new ones weren't ordered drawn?

This ruling is a preliminary injunction, not a final ruling on the case. In other words, the judges' ruling prevents North Carolina from using the maps to hold elections, but is not a ruling throwing ...
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4th Circuit court: North Carolina laws "targeted blacks with almost surgical precision" after "they got rid of preclearance after Shelby County"?

The full court opinion (83 pages) can be found here. It identifies five provisions of a single omnibus election law, 2013 N.C. Sess. Laws 381, which are found to be discriminatory: a "change in ...
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4th Circuit court: North Carolina laws "targeted blacks with almost surgical precision" after "they got rid of preclearance after Shelby County"?

Regarding your question whether the phrase "surgical precision" is an explicit part of the ruling: it is. See page 11 for the full context: Before enacting that law, the legislature ...
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Who can, in the US, challenge the registration of a voter?

The National Voter Registration Act of 1993 requires that each state shall "conduct a general program that makes a reasonable effort to remove the names of ineligible voters from the official lists of ...
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