N.C. Supreme Court OKs partisan redistricting

A redrawn congressional map could help Republicans retain the U.S. House majority in 2024.
North Carolina Senate leader Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, right, speaking at a news conference in Raleigh, N.C. on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 (AP Photo/Gary D. Robertson)

North Carolina Republicans can redraw the state’s congressional and legislative lines in their favor ahead of the 2024 elections, after the newly Republican-controlled state Supreme Court threw out its own ruling from last year that declared the lines drawn for partisan gain were unconstitutional.

In Harper v. Hall, the court said the General Assembly alone — not the courts — is charged with drawing district lines and that there is nothing in the state constitution about how partisan they can be.

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