Rusty Jacobs

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A groundbreaking case over how voting maps are drawn is playing out in the Supreme Court.

North Carolina legislative building
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The North Carolina House and Senate have approved new plans for dozens of district boundaries. 

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North Carolina lawmakers released new voting maps last weekend. The freshly-drawn district lines come after 28 House and Senate districts were found by the U.S. Supreme Court to be illegally gerrymandered along racial lines. 

North Carolina's newest Congressional districts are among those up for debate in Wake County Superior Court Monday and Tuesday.
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The Supreme Court ruled yesterday that the North Carolina General Assembly violated the constitution by relying too heavily on race in drawing two congressional districts. The decision upholds a lower-court ruling that struck down maps drawn in 2011 by a Republican-led legislature.