A novel legal theory may be the basis for future gerrymandering lawsuits

By Zack Turner

A map of North Carolina’s new congressional districts, color coded based on partisan lean. Red districts lean Republican, while blue districts lean Democratic. The purple district is considered a swing district by political experts. (Zack Turner/Carolina Connection)

North Carolina is known for barbecue, bluegrass … and partisan gerrymandering. In the past, when legislators have drawn unconstitutional district lines, courts have intervened. But a new conservative legal doctrine could threaten that system of checks and balances.

Zack Turner reports. 

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