Justices to review ruling on NC congressional districts

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Posted: Jun 27, 2016 10:31 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will consider North Carolina's appeal of a court ruling that said state lawmakers relied too heavily on race in drawing congressional districts.

The justices on Monday added the case to their calendar for the fall.

A panel of three judges struck down two majority black congressional districts and ordered the state to redraw its congressional map.

North Carolina did so and held primaries in the reconfigured congressional districts on June 7.

Voters challenged the new districts as well, but the same judges allowed the primaries to take place.

The case is McCrory v. Harris, 15-1262.