The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday temporarily blocked a lower court ruling ordering North Carolina legislators to redraw state legislative districts by March 15 and hold special elections within the altered districts this fall.
Federal judges told the North Carolina legislature Tuesday to redraw its own districts by March 15 to replace ones the judges previously struck down and to hold a special election using the new maps.
A federal judge has issued a deadline for state lawmakers to hand over information about a law that changed the makeup of Greensboro's City Council.
Last week, federal judges struck down 30 North Carolina state legislative districts as unconstitutional because the court said were racially gerrymandered.
North Carolina's political maps have sparked controversy – and lawsuits – since they were unveiled in 2011.
Students at North Carolina A&T University are not happy with the redrawn congressional districts. The new district line runs right through the middle of the Greensboro campus.