Republicans ask Supreme Court to block redistricting order

Illustration of the State of North Carolina silhouette map and flag. Its a JPG image

The judges in the North Carolina case have given Republican lawmakers until January 24 to offer replacement maps or yield to an appointed special master.

"Simply put, after taking months to issue an opinion adopting multiple entirely novel theories of partisan gerrymandering, the three-judge court has given the General Assembly just two weeks to draw a third congressional map, which is sufficiently unlikely to pass the court's muster that the court has already made a decision to have a special master draw a competing map", Strach said in his court filing.

Plaintiffs in the case argued Republicans drew oddly shaped maps to make a handful of districts where Democrats would have huge electoral advantages and more where Republicans would be likely to win.

The U.S. Supreme Court should step in to halt a lower court's partisan gerrymandering ruling in North Carolina because of an "eleventh-hour disruption", according to an emergency document filed Friday.

Eric Clapton's Shocking Health Revelation - Can He Still Perform?
Eric Clapton says he'll keep doing live concerts this year, though he admits it's become increasingly challenging. Eric still plans to put on some wonderful shows, and he wants fans to come and appreciate his music.

It would effectively stop the two week clock the federal judges gave the legislature to redraw all of North Carolina's congressional districts.

The deadline is important because candidates for the November congressional elections begin filing for the primaries on February 12.

Bob Phillips of Common Cause disagrees with Woodhouse.

"We're enormously gratified on behalf of our clients and all voters in North Carolina that no one will have to endure another congressional election under an unconstitutional map", said Allison Riggs, senior voting rights attorney for the Southern Coalition for Social Justice, which represented some of the challengers.

British bobsledder Bruce Tasker to miss Winter Olympics after minor stroke
Barbara Slater, director of BBC Sport said: "We are bringing audiences every moment that matters from Pyeongchang 2018". Team USA competes at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, starting February 9th.

"It makes no sense whatsoever to force North Carolina to immediately remedy a purported partisan gerrymandering violation and commence its 2018 election cycle under a new court-imposed map before this court can even decide whether and under what circumstances such claims may be adjudicated", Clement told Roberts, who receives appeals from North Carolina.

North Carolina Democratic Party Chairman Wayne Goodwin called the ruling a "major victory for North Carolina and people across the state whose voices were silenced by Republicans' unconstitutional attempts to rig the system to their partisan advantage".

A different three-judge panel that also includes Wynn is considering state House and state Senatedistricts.

At least one time, elections were held for maps ultimately deemed unconstitutional.

Lenovo introduces its new Smart Display powered by Google Assistant
However, the headline news was a new range of smart displays aimed squarely at challenging the Amazon Echo Show . LG is playing both sides, in fact.

Gerry Cohen, a former legislative staffer who worked on redistricting plans from 1981 to 2011, echoed on Friday what he said a year ago after North Carolina's congressional maps were declared to have two unconstitutional gerrymanders. The primaries and candidate filing period was pushed back but the election, more or less, ran without any redistricting chaos. "Who knows what might happen".

Related News:



Most liked

Switzerland rules lobsters must be stunned before they are boiled
Italy recently passed a similar law saying that restaurants are not allowed to keep live lobsters on ice before boiling them. This new lobster law is part of an overall reform in Switzerland's animal protection laws.

Marcus Lattimore joining Gamecocks staff
Krantz joined the Kentucky staff just prior to the start of the 2011 season, serving as a graduate assistant for the Wildcats. In November 2016, Lattimore was named as the head football coach at Heathwood Hall Episcopal School in Columbia, S.C.

Pakistan apprises U.S. to address concerns for moving forward: FO
According to Reuters, the US Centcom did not comment on the content of the conversation between Gen Votel and Gen Bajwa. Gen Votel said the view that Pakistan was not being helpful was hurting its (Pakistan's) view in Washington.

Supply pact helps keep OPEC crude production steady
China's crude imports in December fell 9 percent month-on-month to 33.7 million tonnes, or 7.97 million bpd, customs data showed. President Donald Trump to go against the principles of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action and not extend waivers to Iran.

Chris Brown May Face Criminal Charges Over Exotic Monkey
The Heartbreak on a Full Moon singer shares joint custody of the toddler with his Houston-based babymama, Nia Guzman-Amey. Chris Brown shot back saying the animal is perfectly safe and everyone should just take a chill pill.

Patriots WR will return Saturday
Brady said he is not letting negative coverage surrounding the team be a distraction. "We do what we always do", Brady said. Despite continued conjecture about the state of the Patriots , there is a unified resolve now that it's nearly game time.

Kohli's subcontinent habit that doesn't work in South Africa
Sharma, who does not only boast of huge experience but also of a good height, can extract more bounce for the same reason. They have stuck to their natural game, punishing bad deliveries and not flirting much with the wide balls outside off.

Australian Open: Billie Jean King wants Margaret Court Arena renamed
King said she wished Court, who lives in Perth, Western Australia, was in Melbourne so they could continue the conversation. King said it took her until she was 51 to feel comfortable in her own skin and deal with the "shame" of her sexuality.

Don't commit to Liam Neeson in 'The Commuter'
Still, The Commuter gives fans of B-level entertainment exactly what they want, and it's hard to fault any film that does that. A brand new action-packed film clip has arrived for the thriller, which finds Neeson back in action-man mode.

Nadal wants to start afresh at 2018 Australian Open
Here we are to try my best, try to see if I am able to start". "But hopefully I can improve that this year". Toni Nadal is now coaching at the Rafael Nadal Academy, with his nephew under the tutelage of Carlos Moya.

Dark Souls Remastered is on its way - PC, PS4, Xbox, Switch
Finally, PC players have a decent version of the game to look forward to, even though it took close to a decade. Following up on some earlier rumors, Nintendo was the first to reveal Dark Souls: Remastered this morning.

U.S. crude oil prices hit more than 3-year high
The nuclear share of generation was 20% in 2017 and is forecast to average 20% in 2018 and 19% in 2019. Fuel inventories in Asia and the USA remain ample and in some cases are rising.

Thomas Fire, once largest in California history, is now 100% contained
The Thomas fire began its destructive march 30 miles east of Montecito on December 4. The fire burned almost 282,000 acres and destroyed more than 1,000 structures.

Northern Michigan Hospitals Deal With IV Bag Shortage
Fortunately, that's not the case at Lawrence and Memorial Hospital in New London, according to chief medical officer Dr. Only a few companies make the solutions and IV bags, which makes it a nationwide problem.

California mudslides death toll rises with 13 still missing
Some of Montecito residents on Wednesday returned to their homes to see what they could salvage from the ruins. Josie Gower held onto a door frame when the terrifying river of mud rushed inside her Montecito home.