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    Judges: North Carolina must redo map skewed by partisanship - ABC News
    By Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press

    "Federal judges ruled Tuesday that North Carolina's congressional district map drawn by legislative Republicans is illegally gerrymandered because of excessive partisanship that gave the GOP a rock-solid advantage for most seats and must quickly be redone."
    "The ruling marks the second time this decade that the GOP's congressional boundaries in the state have been thrown out by a three-judge panel. In 2016, another panel tossed out two majority black congressional districts initially drawn in 2011, saying there was no justification for using race as the predominant factor in forming them. The redrawn map was the basis for a new round of lawsuits."
    "The latest lawsuit filed by election advocacy groups and Democrats said the replacement for the racial gerrymander also contained unlawful partisan gerrymanders. Those who sued argued that Republican legislators went too far when they followed criteria designed to retain the party's 10-3 majority in the state delegation."





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    Gerrymandering must be stopped and parity given to all of the political parties where no one party will have the advantage over the other. That was the correct ruling by the Federal Judges and I hope North Carolina learns its lesson from it when redrawing the map.

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    The Supreme Court just stayed this court's opinion:


    (ORDER LIST: 583 U.S.)


    THURSDAY, JANUARY 18, 2018

    ORDER IN PENDING CASE

    17A745 RUCHO, ROBERT A., ET AL. V. COMMON CAUSE, ET AL.

    The application for stay presented to The Chief Justice and
    by him referred to the Court is granted, and it is ordered that
    the order of the United States District Court for the Middle
    District of North Carolina, case Nos. 1:16-CV-1026 and 1:16-CV-
    1164, entered January 9, 2018, is stayed pending the timely
    filing and disposition of an appeal in this Court.

    Justice Ginsburg and Justice Sotomayor would deny the
    application for stay.

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