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The three-judge federal Middle District panel in Covington certainly appears to be moving North Carolina’s redistricting process forward quickly, potentially with legislative elections in 2017. However, the panel must also address SCOTUS’s instructions to re-weigh the balance of equities as to whether 2017special legislative elections are appropriate.
“The parties are advised that the Court intends to act promptly on this matter upon obtaining jurisdiction from the Supreme Court. To that end, the Court invites the Legislative Defendants, the Board of Elections, and the State to submit position statements addressing Plaintiffs’ motions as expeditiously as possible.”