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A Win for Democracy in the NC Supreme Court February 4, 2022

Published on 2/7/2022

On February 4, the NC Supreme Court issued a ruling in favor of the plaintiffs in the joint redistricting case.  Declaring the maps enacted last year by the General Assembly "unconstitutional beyond a reasonable doubt under the free elections clause, the equal protections clause, the free speech clause and the freedom of assembly clause of the NC constitution," the court has instructed the General Assembly to redraw the maps.

 

Calling the decision a win for democracy, Wake President Cheryl Tung  sent congratulations to our coalition partners Common Cause and Southern Coalition for Social Justice. To our members she said, “With a court order deadline of February 18th for the NCGA to submit new maps, it is important that we continue to make our voices heard. We encourage all LWV-Wake members to continue to advocate for fair voting maps!”

TAKE ACTION

 

Important dates:

  • February 18, 2022: The General Assembly must draw and submit new plans to the Wake County Superior Court by 5:00 p.m.
  • February 21, 2022: Comments on the submitted maps must be filed with the court by 5:00 p.m.
  • February 23, 2022: The trial court will decide on approval of the submitted plans by 5:00 p.m.
  • 8:00 a.m. February 24 to noon March 4, 2022: Candidates may file for the May 17 primary.