This week in North Carolina politics, a conversation about redistricting, prosecutor layoffs, and a possible litigation ban at the UNC Center for Civil Rights.
A three judge panel order lawmakers to draw new legislative maps by Sept. 1. Also, North Carolina's Democratic attorney general on Thursday responded to budget cuts imposed by Republican lawmakers by laying off about 9 percent of his agency's attorneys and telling local prosecutors they'll have to take over more courtroom tasks. And a committee has approved a ban on courtroom work by a center founded at the University of North Carolina to help the poor and disenfranchised. The UNC Board of Governors will consider the ban at its meeting in September.
Note: This conversation was recorded on Thursday at WUNC's studio in the Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh.