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Monday November 28th

N.c. General Assembly



Graphic by Carson Elm-Picard.

NC court limits power of racially gerrymandered legislature to amend state constitution

A racially gerrymandered legislature cannot propose amendments to the North Carolina Constitution, according to an Aug. 19 ruling from the N.C. Supreme Court. The case, NAACP v. Moore, was decided by a 4-3 vote along party lines. The decision stems from a U.S. District Court decision in 2016, which said that North Carolina’s state district maps were illegally racially gerrymandered. 

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The North Carolina General Assembly building in Raleigh, N.C. on Jan. 29, 2020.

Parents' Bill of Rights passes N.C. Senate, moves back to N.C. House with amendment

House Bill 755, Parent’s Bill of Rights, passed in the N.C. Senate with an amendment on Wednesday.  Sen. Michael V. Lee, R-New Hanover, sent forward the amendment, which fixed a clerical error with the numbering of the bill and clarified the definition of parents to include all legal guardians.  The bill’s controversy comes from sections that would require parental notification if a student uses a different name or pronoun and would prohibit the instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity in K-3 curriculums.

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