Redistricting: NAACP files appeal to State Supreme Court
Their notice of appeal comes two weeks after a panel of three Superior Court judges validated the legislative and congressional districts intended to be used through the 2020 elections. They had 30 days to decide whether to appeal to the N.C. Supreme Court.
The NAACP, Democrats and voter-rights organizations challenging the maps argue that they are racial gerrymanders designed to weaken the influence of black voters.
“They were a cynical use of race,” said Anita Earls, executive director of the Southern Coalition for Social Justice and one of the attorneys representing some of the plaintiffs.
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Update: SCSJ's Anita Earls is going to be on Hardball tonight talking about the Moral Mondays protests. http://fb.me/2ylbY3C0K
Hardball with Chris Matthews is on MSNBC at 5pm and 7pm
Update: Anita Earls' interview on Hardball was bumped for coverage of the royal baby.