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North Carolina v. Covington, 17-1364

Affirmed in part and reversed in part in a case involving allegations against the North Carolina legislature for racial gerrymandering. The Supreme Court originally affirmed a judgment for the challenger, but also vacated the trial court's decision directing the legislature to create new districting maps. On remand, the district court conducted additional fact finding and directed the state to implement judicially created district lines based on the new facts. In this review, the Supreme Court affirmed to the extent that the district court now provided a court-drawn remedy to specified districts, but reversed as to the court's redistricting for Wake and Mecklenburg Counties.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2018/06/28




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