Tag:redistricting

  • Republicans Flood Campaign Filings

    Raleigh, N.C. – The North Carolina Republican Party fielded candidates in all 50 state senate districts and 110 of 120 state house districts. It’s the largest field in memory for most political observers. The field is fueling Republicans to dream of winning a majority in at least one of North…

  • N.C. Institute for Constitutional Law hosts redistricting conversation, part 1

    The N.C. Institute for Constitutional Law hosts the first in a series of “Constitutional Conversations” May 7, 2009, in Raleigh. The topic: “Redistricting After Pender County and Stephenson: What Next?” In the first of three video segments, NCICL director Bob Orr moderates a discussion with attorneys Thomas Farr and Trey…

  • N.C. Institute for Constitutional Law hosts redistricting conversation, part 2

    The N.C. Institute for Constitutional Law hosts the first in a series of “Constitutional Conversations” May 7, 2009, in Raleigh. The topic: “Redistricting After Pender County and Stephenson: What Next?” In the second of three video segments, Gerry Cohen, the General Assembly’s director of legislative drafting, and Bob Phillips of…

  • N.C. Institute for Constitutional Law hosts redistricting conversation, part 3

    The N.C. Institute for Constitutional Law hosts the first in a series of “Constitutional Conversations” May 7, 2009, in Raleigh. The topic: “Redistricting After Pender County and Stephenson: What Next?” In the third of three video segments, NCICL director Bob Orr moderates a discussion with attorneys Anita Earls, Robert Joyce,…

  • Coalition Pushes Redistricting Reform

    RALEIGH — Concerned about the shrinking number of competitive races for the General Assembly, a statewide coalition is launching a new push for redistricting reform. Group says the time has come for a change in the way North Carolina draws legislative and congressional election maps.

  • A Pathetic Electoral Excuse

    With Bush’s approval ratings stuck in the low 40s and other factors in place, 2006 should be a year of Democratic resurgence. But most pundits don’t yet expect this to happen because of the rules of the game.

  • The Never-Ending, Finished Case

    The NC Supreme Court upheld a lower-court ruling Thursday that transferred a long-running redistricting case to a new Wake County judicial panel. On second thought, no it didn't.