• A Wide-Ranging Court Ruling

    A Franklin County judge has rendered a decision likely to impact legislative, gubernatorial, and even presidential politics in 2004. And the judicial process just started.

  • Odds Are Against New Maps

    The new House and Senate districts enacted last week face long odds in the coming legal challenges. Here are some of the reasons why this process probably isn't over.

  • Behind the Latest Redistricting Gambit

    There’s been another twist in North Carolina’s long-running fight over legislative redistricting. But don’t believe everything you read: the latest legal maneuver is designed to accomplished a just and timely result, not a judicial takeover.

  • Is the Redistricting Case Over?

    A three-judge panel in Washington rejected an attempt to stop North Carolina's legislative elections under new maps drawn by Judge Knox Jenkins. Is this long, drawn-out fight really over? Not quite yet, but almost.

  • Incoherence on Voting Rights

    It's getting harder and harder to understand Democratic objections to the latest legislative redistricting maps, as their arguments are self-contradictory and seem to have little to do with federal Voting Rights Act at issue in the case.

  • The Surprising Senate Scramble

    There are six swing seats among the new N.C. Senate districts that might well determine partisan control of the chamber. They are located on the coast, in the Triangle and Triad, and in the western mountains.

  • New Legislative District Analysis

    Assuming the latest version of House and Senate districts withstand challenge, both chambers will be up for grabs in 2002. Including an allocation of the partisan “tilt” of swing districts, Democrats and Republicans have an equal chance to win.

  • Draw the Line at “Landslide”

    There's no doubt that GOP prospects in North Carolina's 2002 elections improved with Judge Knox Jenkins' redistricting decision. But Republicans should stow any talk of "landslide."…