First Lawsuit Filed Over NC Redistricting Plans

Dozens of people sued Thursday to challenge redistricting plans for the Legislature and North Carolina's congressional seats, saying the boundaries are illegal under state and federal laws although federal attorneys announced earlier this week they wouldn't object to them.

The lawsuit filed in Wake County Superior Court argues the maps should be struck down and boundaries redrawn because they illegally cluster black voters in certain districts, split hundreds of voting precincts needlessly and cross too many county lines.

The plaintiffs, who include former and current state lawmakers who live in districts being challenged, reinforce in the lawsuits arguments made by Democrats during General Assembly debate over the maps in July.

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  • by ? on Nov 4, 2011 at 04:48 AM
    Here we go; lawsuits are going to start pouring out from nowhere just to make some money at tax payer expense.
  • by taxman Location: wilson on Nov 3, 2011 at 06:29 PM
    Well now ,why would a federal attorney object to the redistricting unless they lived in the districts affected or had a political interest in that area ? They aren't having their votes diluted or gerrymandered by the Rethugican legislators !
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      by Anonymous on Nov 4, 2011 at 08:08 AM in reply to taxman
      Dems will be just fine, just bus in some more illegals.

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