The Transylvania Times -

Critical Cases


April 1, 2019

Last Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard two companion cases on partisan gerrymandering. In a most unusual circumstance, the plaintiffs represented both political parties. In North Carolina in Rucho vs. Common Cause, plaintiffs argued and the lower courts agreed that the Republican-led legislature created unconstitutional districts. In Maryland in Lamone vs. Benisek, plaintiffs argued that the Democratic-led legislature created an unconstitutional district.

It is undeniable that extreme partisan gerrymandering exists in North Carolina. When it came time to redraw the U.S. Congressional m...

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