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North Carolina v. Covington

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term

Issues: (1) Whether the district court had jurisdiction to consider challenges to the new districting plan the North Carolina General Assembly enacted after North Carolina’s previous state districting plan was invalidated as a racial gerrymander; (2) whether the district court erred by finding that four districts were racially gerrymandered even though the legislature did not consider race; (3) whether the district court erred by considering and substantiating a state-law challenge to five districts in which no plaintiff resides; (4) whether the district court erred by refusing to allow the legislature to enact its own remedial plan; and (5) whether the district court erred by imposing a map that improperly considered race.

DateProceedings and Orders
Mar 26 2018Statement as to jurisdiction filed. (Response due April 27, 2018)
Apr 27 2018Motion to affirm filed by appellees Sandra Little Covington, et al.
May 15 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/31/2018.
May 15 2018Reply of appellants State of North Carolina, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Jun 04 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/7/2018.
Jun 11 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/14/2018.
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