Archive: Redistricting

  • Duke redistricting event elevated as justices schedule N.C. arguments

    Attorneys arguing congressional redistricting cases from North Carolina and Maryland say they’ll offer U.S. Supreme Court justices an array of legal theories, hoping one will stick and the court will rule extreme partisan redistricting plans unconstitutional. By chance, the lawyers were speaking Friday at a Common…

  • U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear N.C., Maryland gerrymandering cases

    The U.S. Supreme Court finally may choose to decide how much partisan advantage is too much when a political party draws congressional districts. The justices agreed Friday to hear arguments in lawsuits involving the congressional maps in North Carolina and Maryland. Districts in both states had been declared unconstitutional by…

  • Education dominant issue in Nash County’s open state HD 25

    N.C. House District 25 (Northern two-thirds of Nash County) • James Gailliard, Democrat. Occupation: Pastor of Word Tabernacle Church in Rocky Mount. Education: Morehouse College, Moody Bible Institute, Trinity Theological Seminary, degrees in biochemistry, theology, pastoral ministry, business administration. Career highlights: Morehouse College Board of Preachers. Board of…

  • 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.