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Supreme Court orders review of N.C. redistricting

(AP) The Supreme Court on Monday threw out a North Carolina court ruling that upheld Republican-drawn electoral districts for state and congressional lawmakers. The justices ordered the state Supreme Court to consider anew whether the North Carolina legislature relied too heavily on race when it redrew voting districts following the 2010 census. The high court issued a similar ruling last month involving a complaint from black Alabama Democrats that the Republican-dominated legislature illegally packed black voters into too few voting districts, and it judges in North Carolina must revisit their ruling in light of the Alabama decision. The case is Dickson v. Rucho, 14-839.

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