URGENT - Supreme Court sends North Carolina partisan gerrymander back to lower court

(CNN) -- The Supreme Court on Monday wiped away a lower court opinion that had invalidated congressional maps in Nort...

Posted: Jun 26, 2018 4:28 PM
Updated: Jun 26, 2018 4:28 PM

(CNN) -- The Supreme Court on Monday wiped away a lower court opinion that had invalidated congressional maps in North Carolina as an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander and instructed the lower court to revisit the case in light of the Supreme Court's recent opinion concerning maps in Wisconsin. Although a lower court had invalidated the maps, the Supreme Court had stayed that order, and they will likely be used in the next election. In the Wisconsin case, Gill v. Whitford, a 9-0 court held that challengers could not bring the challenge because they had failed to prove "concrete and particularized" injury that would demonstrate that their right to vote had been burdened. By ruling on procedural grounds, the justices dodged a ruling on whether courts can hear such challenges in the first place.

Article Comments

West Lafayette
Overcast
50° wxIcon
Hi: 54° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 50°
Kokomo
Overcast
48° wxIcon
Hi: 53° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 41°
Rensselaer
Overcast
50° wxIcon
Hi: 54° Lo: 30°
Feels Like: 50°
Fowler
Overcast
50° wxIcon
Hi: 55° Lo: 30°
Feels Like: 50°
Williamsport
Overcast
51° wxIcon
Hi: 55° Lo: 32°
Feels Like: 51°
Crawfordsville
Overcast
47° wxIcon
Hi: 53° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 39°
Frankfort
Overcast
52° wxIcon
Hi: 52° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 52°
Delphi
Overcast
50° wxIcon
Hi: 53° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 50°
Monticello
Overcast
50° wxIcon
Hi: 54° Lo: 32°
Feels Like: 50°
Logansport
Overcast
50° wxIcon
Hi: 53° Lo: 32°
Feels Like: 50°
Wet and Windy Weather Today
WLFI Radar
WLFI Temps
WLFI Planner

Community Events