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North Carolina and America’s Redistricting Problem
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North Carolina and America’s Redistricting Problem

The battle continues to loom over North Carolina’s redistricting process. In the most recent chapter of the saga, a federal three-judge panel struck down NC’s congressional maps as a product of political gerrymandering. After being thrown out though, there isn’t much direction on how to proceed, leaving things in limbo, ultimately waiting on a decision...

No Delay on Judicial Ruling
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No Delay on Judicial Ruling

This is not surprising.  These judges wanted to send a message and delaying the ruling delays the message… The judges who struck down North Carolina’s congressional map for excessive partisanship that favored Republicans refused Tuesday to delay their order telling GOP state lawmakers to draw new lines by next week. The denial by the three-judge...

The Bravery of the Wilmington Star News
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The Bravery of the Wilmington Star News

One of my all-time favorite quotes is from tennis player Vitas Gerulatis.  After losing 16 matches in a row to Jimmy Connors Gerulatis finally picked up a W.  In the post-match press conference Gerultais confidently said, “Let that be a lesson to you all, Nobody beats Vitas Gerulaitis 17 times in a row.”  Apparently, the Wilmington...