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The latest round in the fight over redistricting has begun in the General Assembly.
 
The first two decades of the 21st century have been bookended by court cases that struck down North Carolina’s legislative maps.
The first two decades of the 21st century have been bookended by court cases that struck down North Carolina’s legislative maps.
 
North Carolina has been embroiled in a decades-long redistricting saga since the late twentieth century.
North Carolina has been embroiled in a decades-long redistricting saga since the late twentieth century.
 
As a big fan of redistricting reform, this observer appreciates hearing support for the cause from Wake County Superior Court Judge Paul Ridgeway.
As a big fan of redistricting reform, this observer appreciates hearing support for the cause from Wake County Superior Court Judge Paul Ridgeway.
 
A recent News & Observer editorial on redistricting claimed that “the numbers (of districts likely to be won by either Republicans or Democrats) are irrelevant if the redistricting process remains — as it has — purely partisan.”
A recent News & Observer editorial on redistricting claimed that “the numbers (of districts likely to be won by either Republicans or Democrats) are irrelevant if the redistricting process remains — as it has — purely partisan.”
 
Not all pictures are worth a thousand words. But the picture of North Carolina’s new congressional map tells an important story.
Not all pictures are worth a thousand words. But the picture of North Carolina’s new congressional map tells an important story.
 
The latest (but certainly not last) round of redistricting lawsuits is behind us.
The latest (but certainly not last) round of redistricting lawsuits is behind us.
 
In light of today’s Congressional redistricting lawsuit hearing, Lt. Governor Forest releases the following video highlighting the truth behind why North Carolina is constantly being sued.
In light of today’s Congressional redistricting lawsuit hearing, Lt. Governor Forest releases the following video highlighting the truth behind why North Carolina is constantly being sued.
 
Candidate filing in North Carolina starts on December 2, but one group of candidates will not be able to file that day.
Candidate filing in North Carolina starts on December 2, but one group of candidates will not be able to file that day.
 
When it comes to North Carolina redistricting, the handwriting is on the wall. The old system for producing legislative and congressional districts is going away.
When it comes to North Carolina redistricting, the handwriting is on the wall. The old system for producing legislative and congressional districts is going away.
 
Republican legislative leaders have offered a consistent argument throughout a nearly decade-long legal fight over state election maps.
Republican legislative leaders have offered a consistent argument throughout a nearly decade-long legal fight over state election maps.
 
As the map drawing progresses in the General Assembly in the wake of the Harper v Lewis preliminary injunction, all of the maps so far produced by members of the Joint Select Committee on Congressional Redistricting have either an 8-5 or 7-6 likely split in favor of Republicans.
As the map drawing progresses in the General Assembly in the wake of the Harper v Lewis preliminary injunction, all of the maps so far produced by members of the Joint Select Committee on Congressional Redistricting have either an 8-5 or 7-6 likely split in favor of Republicans.
 
N.C. lawmakers so far have spent two days huddled around computers in a garishly lit legislative committee room, working to fit the puzzle pieces in what will become newly redrawn congressional districts.
N.C. lawmakers so far have spent two days huddled around computers in a garishly lit legislative committee room, working to fit the puzzle pieces in what will become newly redrawn congressional districts.
 
An 18-member legislative committee will start work Tuesday, Nov. 5, on a new N.C. congressional map for the 2020 election. A court called for the new map one week ago.
An 18-member legislative committee will start work Tuesday, Nov. 5, on a new N.C. congressional map for the 2020 election. A court called for the new map one week ago.
 
N.C. lawmakers are once again haggling over how to begin drawing new voter maps. This time, North Carolina’s congressional districts are at stake.
N.C. lawmakers are once again haggling over how to begin drawing new voter maps. This time, North Carolina’s congressional districts are at stake.
 
This is the second of a two-part series critiquing several redistricting reform proposals in the North Carolina General Assembly on their adherence to principles of redistricting reform.
This is the second of a two-part series critiquing several redistricting reform proposals in the North Carolina General Assembly on their adherence to principles of redistricting reform.
 
Don’t retire the lottery machines just yet. Experts say the General Assembly may soon enter another round of map redraws.
Don’t retire the lottery machines just yet. Experts say the General Assembly may soon enter another round of map redraws.
 
If asked to identify our biggest problem today in one word how would you answer? My word would be trust.

Trust

 
If asked to identify our biggest problem today in one word how would you answer? My word would be trust.
 
Following the Common Cause v. Lewis decision last month ordering the General Assembly to redraw legislative districts, I noted that the left may find results of their victory underwhelming.
Following the Common Cause v. Lewis decision last month ordering the General Assembly to redraw legislative districts, I noted that the left may find results of their victory underwhelming.
 
If the General Assembly learned anything from recent decades of redistricting battles, it’s that the map-drawing process needs a thorough overhaul.
If the General Assembly learned anything from recent decades of redistricting battles, it’s that the map-drawing process needs a thorough overhaul.
 
I have written about gerrymandering in these pages before, but the recent Superior Court ruling that the state’s legislative districts constitute an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander makes me want to do it again.
I have written about gerrymandering in these pages before, but the recent Superior Court ruling that the state’s legislative districts constitute an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander makes me want to do it again.
 
Redistricting calls for leadership, and now is the time for reform.
 
With 2020 primaries quickly approaching, the State Board of Elections says it will need contested election maps by early December.
With 2020 primaries quickly approaching, the State Board of Elections says it will need contested election maps by early December.
 
New maps proposed for 2020 legislative elections emerged from the most open, transparent process North Carolina ever has used to draw election lines.
New maps proposed for 2020 legislative elections emerged from the most open, transparent process North Carolina ever has used to draw election lines.
 
Defendants in Common Cause v. Lewis spurned plaintiffs’ objections to their new 2020 House election maps, claiming the objections “appear to be the product of the partisan goals of the North Carolina Democratic Party.”
Defendants in Common Cause v. Lewis spurned plaintiffs’ objections to their new 2020 House election maps, claiming the objections “appear to be the product of the partisan goals of the North Carolina Democratic Party.”
 
North Carolina’s 2020 election maps created by House members may not stand up to court scrutiny.
North Carolina’s 2020 election maps created by House members may not stand up to court scrutiny.
 
The redistricting court in Common Cause v. Lewis issued several strict guidelines last month to the General Assembly on how to draft its new 2020 election maps. But will the court’s appointed referee have to follow the same rules?
The redistricting court in Common Cause v. Lewis issued several strict guidelines last month to the General Assembly on how to draft its new 2020 election maps. But will the court’s appointed referee have to follow the same rules?
 
The North Carolina Republican Party has filed public records requests into the seven House Democrats on the Redistricting Committee as well as House Minority Leader Darren Jackson and Rep. Grier Martin.
The North Carolina Republican Party has filed public records requests into the seven House Democrats on the Redistricting Committee as well as House Minority Leader Darren Jackson and Rep. Grier Martin.
 
One down. One to go. The House passed a new district map, and it’s on its way to the Senate.
One down. One to go. The House passed a new district map, and it’s on its way to the Senate.
 
The General Assembly’s new election maps, as they are now, would largely even the playing field for 2020, experts say.
The General Assembly’s new election maps, as they are now, would largely even the playing field for 2020, experts say.
 
North Carolina’s voter map drama turned more theatrical, as state senators literally rolled out a lottery machine to randomly select their starter map.
North Carolina’s voter map drama turned more theatrical, as state senators literally rolled out a lottery machine to randomly select their starter map.
 
North Carolina lawmakers have just nine days to draw new voter district maps. They’re off to a rough start.
North Carolina lawmakers have just nine days to draw new voter district maps. They’re off to a rough start.
 
I remember when the inherent boredom of redistricting was a laugh line.
I remember when the inherent boredom of redistricting was a laugh line.
 
A court ruling will force N.C. lawmakers to redraw state House and Senate election maps for 2020. Regardless of how that process plays out, the state will need another set of new maps in 2021.
A court ruling will force N.C. lawmakers to redraw state House and Senate election maps for 2020. Regardless of how that process plays out, the state will need another set of new maps in 2021.
 
A three-judge N.C. Superior Court panel’s ruling Tuesday, Aug. 3, in Common Cause v. Lewis will force the N.C. General Assembly to redraw state House and Senate election maps.
A three-judge N.C. Superior Court panel’s ruling Tuesday, Aug. 3, in Common Cause v. Lewis will force the N.C. General Assembly to redraw state House and Senate election maps.
 
The Republican-led N.C. General Assembly must draw new state House and Senate district maps, a court has ruled.
The Republican-led N.C. General Assembly must draw new state House and Senate district maps, a court has ruled.
 
Whatever the three-judge Superior Court panel decides about  Common Cause v. Lewis, a challenge to the constitutionality of North Carolina’s legislative districts, is relevant only if the plaintiffs win.
Whatever the three-judge Superior Court panel decides about  Common Cause v. Lewis, a challenge to the constitutionality of North Carolina’s legislative districts, is relevant only if the plaintiffs win.
 
North Carolina’s redistricting trial Common Cause v. Lewis concluded Friday with heightened tensions, a day after the court threw out part of the testimony of one of the General Assembly’s key witnesses.
North Carolina’s redistricting trial Common Cause v. Lewis concluded Friday with heightened tensions, a day after the court threw out part of the testimony of one of the General Assembly’s key witnesses.
 
As a three-judge panel heard a second week of testimony in Common Cause v. Lewis, defense attorneys and witnesses tried to cast doubt on the ability of statistical analysis to predict how North Carolinians would vote in legislative elections.
As a three-judge panel heard a second week of testimony in Common Cause v. Lewis, defense attorneys and witnesses tried to cast doubt on the ability of statistical analysis to predict how North Carolinians would vote in legislative elections.
 
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