Archive: Redistricting

  • U.S. Supreme Court punts N.C. partisan redistricting challenge

    The clock on partisan gerrymandering keeps ticking. The U.S. Supreme Court, in an unsigned order issued Monday, sent lawsuits challenging the legality of North Carolina’s congressional districts back to a three-judge panel for reconsideration. The justices ordered the lower court to look at the consolidated lawsuits…

  • Governor Cooper’s separation anxiety

    Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper spent much of his first 13 months in office defending the venerated principle of separation of powers. At the end of January, however, by signing a $57.8 million deal connected with the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, Cooper basically proved he’s been acting like a hypocrite all along.

  • A fight that’s not worth having

    If you can’t beat ‘em, sue ‘em. It has been the default setting of Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and his liberal allies even before the governor took office 14 months ago.  Any time the Republican-led General Assembly moved to assert its authority, the Left has given a simple response:…

  • Judicial reform committee meeting dominated by cross-talk

    Couples therapy might be dissolving into irreconcilable differences after Thursday’s bumpy initial meeting of the Joint Select Committee on Judicial Reform and Redistricting. During more than three hours of presentations and questioning, Democrats and Republicans often seemed to talk past one another, unlike the more collegial…