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Supreme Court declines North Carolina gerrymandering case

Demonstrators outside the Supreme Court as it prepares to hear a redistricting case.  Photo: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call
Demonstrators outside the Supreme Court as it prepares to hear a redistricting case. Photo: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call

The Supreme Court on Monday refused to take up a partisan gerrymandering challenge over North Carolina's congressional map, which a lower court said earlier this year was drawn by the GOP-controlled state legislature with " invidious partisan intent” and perfectly achieved its "partisan objectives."

The details: This comes exactly a week after the high court sidestepped a partisan case in Wisconsin, saying that voters who sued over the state’s GOP-drawn legislative districts lacked legal standing because they failed to prove their voting power had been directly injured. The justices ordered the lower court in North Carolina to examine the same issue with this case.