Lawmakers in North Carolina were handed a legal defeat earlier this week when the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling that state lawmakers illegally gerrymandered 28 legislative districts, drawing them to disadvantage black voters.
Since 2011, more than a dozen Republican-backed laws in North Carolina have been struck down in federal and state courts. Jeff Tiberii (@j_tibs) of Here & Now contributor WUNC reports on the court battles over laws in North Carolina.
Editor's Note: Since this story aired, North Carolina lawmakers voted not to go into a special session, saying Gov. Roy Cooper does not have the authority to call for one.
This article was originally published on June 08, 2017.
This segment aired on June 8, 2017.
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