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Wright v. State of North Carolina, 14-1329

In a citizens' challenge to a state law redrawing the Wake County Board of Education electoral district, contending that under the new redistricting plan, some citizen's votes will get significantly more weight than other's in violation of the Fourteenth Amendment’s guarantees of one person, one vote and the North Carolina Constitution’s promise of equal protection, the district court's judgment is: 1) affirmed in part as to the denial of the motion to amend because the state officials plaintiffs proposed to add as named defendants are not amenable to suit; and 2) reversed in part where plaintiffs have stated a claim upon which relief can be granted.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 05/27/2015
  • Published 05/27/2015

Judges

  • Wynn

Court

  • United States Fourth Circuit

Counsel