GREENSBORO, N.C. — Map-making expert Stanford University law professor Nathaniel Persily released his proposal of a new map reworking North Carolina’s House and Senate districts Monday. Persily was appointed by a panel of three judges to redraw the state’s maps drawn by the General Assembly’s Republican majority early this year.
Attorneys in the lawsuit challenging the 2017 GOP drawn map have until Friday to recommend changes. The attorneys who initially sued to change the state’s maps argue that the GOP’s version didn’t fully address the racial gerrymander. On Dec. 1 the proposed map will be submitted to the federal judges overseeing the redraw.
Persily’s focus was on the small number of districts where the judges weren’t convinced the GOP majority corrected the initial gerrymander. He was also authorized to redraw other district because legislators redrew them this year despite not having to touch them to correct problems in unconstitutional districts. That overreach, plaintiffs have argued, caused a problem under the state constitution. Legislature is prohibited from redrawing General Assembly election maps more than once every 10 years.
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