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Locke Foundation teams up with a bunch of libs. (Um, Yay.)

John Hood and Chris Fitzsimon don’t just team up on NC Spin.  They are also doing it more and more on state policy matters:   A coalition of policy and advocacy groups renewed their efforts to convince the General Assembly to set up an independent…

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SCOTUS puts brakes on Soros-Barber-Cooper tag team efforts to obtain new maps, elections for 2017

For a while, it’s been looking like — if you can’t get your way at the ballot box — you judge-shop until you find an old law school crony in black robes to make something up and bail you out.  Our highest court appears to…

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#ncga: Sen. Rucho takes time, on his way out the door, to melt one of Roy Cooper’s ‘snowflakes’

‘Snowflakes’ are the easily-offended beta males you see clapping along obediently alongside their overweight alpha-feminist significant other in the audience at ‘The View.’  They take Womyn’s Studies classes in college as a way of making amends for being born into the male gender.  They buy overpriced…

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Sources: New congressional maps to stand

I am hearing that we will get word today or early next week that the new congressional districts in North Carolina HAVE BEEN blessed by the federal judges who struck down the current configuration of the districts. The new set of maps creates 13 nicer, neater…

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Roberts passes. (Game ON?)

Chief Justice John Roberts has allowed the lower court ruling on North Carolina’s congressional districts stand.  Soooooo – it’s now a certainty we won’t be voting for Members of Congress in March.  The congressional primary will be moved to June 7.  We will be voting…

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#ncga: A redistricting Lawsuit-palooza ??? (Unleash the ambulance chasers!)

I talked with some Jones Street insiders today who have an interesting take on where this whole congressional redistricting kerfuffle might be heading.  The consensus?  It’s unlikely that we will be voting anytime soon in these new districts unveiled yesterday. The three judge panel struck…

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#ncpol: Holding v. Ellmers, and other redistricting scuttlebutt

Yep.  Nee-Nee v. Big George.  THAT was the hot topic of discussion on Jones Street yesterday. The new 2nd district includes a good chunk of what Holding has been representing in Washington.  (The new 13th has been shifted out west to include a sliver of…

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#ncga: Don’t like the way the table is set? Turn over the table.

What started out as a mission to tweak a few districts to bring the 1st and 12th congressional districts in line has resulted in radical change for a lot more voters and some political favors (as well as hits). Legislators released new maps detailing their…

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#ncpol: See you in Septem — um, May?

I’ve been talking a lot lately with folks in the middle of the redistricting kerfluffle.  Here’s some insight passed on to me from one player in this drama: “At one point, it was really easy to say ‘Look, ballots have already gone out. We’re going…

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#ncga: the road ahead for redistricting brouhaha

The speaker hath spoken: From: Rep. Tim Moore Sent: Friday, February 12, 2016 4:59 PM To: @House/Members; @House/Legislative Assistants; @Speaker Tim Moore’s Staff Subject: Notice of Upcoming Week Dear Members: As a follow up to my email on Monday, I wanted to advise you as…