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Michael Li @mcpli
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BREAKING: SCOTUS partially stays new North Carolina legislative maps. Thomas & Alito would have stayed in entirety. Ginsburg & Sotomayor would denied stay in entirety. #ncpol #fairmaps 1/
Stay by SCOTUS is as to special master's revision of state house districts in Wake & Mecklenburg counties. #ncpol #fairmaps 2/
The issue in Wake & Mecklenburg counties was that the NC legislature altered districts that were not found to be racial gerrymanders or that abutted districts that were racial gerrymanders. #ncpol #fairmaps 3/
The plaintiffs in the case contended that violated the North Carolina constitution's ban on mid-decade redistricting since changes were not required as remedy for racial gerrymandering. #ncpol #fairmaps 4/
The special master redrew the legislative maps to restore the 2011 configuration of 4 districts in Wake Co & 1 district in Mecklenburg Co and trial court approved - trial court's order here:… #ncpol #fairmaps 5/
Relevant excerpts of trial court's Wake & Mecklenburg order (stayed today by SCOTUS) attached here for reference. #ncpol #fairmaps 6/
Today's SCOTUS stay in North Carolina, however, left in place changes made to SD 21, SD 28, HD 21, and HD 57, where the trial court found the NC lege had not adequately remedied racial gerrymanders. #ncpol #fairmaps 7/
So, in short, a split decision - a win for plaintiffs on the fixes made remedy racial gerrymandering, a stay pending appeal on mid-decade redistricting challenge in Wake & Mecklenburg counties. #ncpol #fairmaps 8/
BTW, the SCOTUS stay on the mid-decade claims in Wake & Mecklenburg doesn't mean the claims don't have merit. It could simply be a standing issue - and, in fact, NC Republicans argued standing to SCOTUS. #ncpol #fairmaps 9/
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