After another court ruling, NC House back to redistricting

Published: May. 17, 2019 at 5:23 AM EDT
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A North Carolina legislative panel has a narrow task - redraw lines for seven House districts in and around the state capital.

The House Redistricting Committee met Thursday to discuss rules and parameters for passing legislation needed to comply with a state court's ruling last year.

Judges declared Republican mapmakers went too far in its 2017 House redistricting by redrawing four Wake County districts that hadn't been struck down in previous litigation. Those districts will now return to their 2011 shapes, but that means the other seven in Wake must be readjusted.

State courts told the General Assembly to finish by June 30. Committee senior chairman Rep. David Lewis says colleagues can offer their own remapping proposals, and the committee will meet June 6 to vote on a plan.

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