The U.S. Supreme Court has ordered North Carolina’s Supreme Court to take another look at the state’s congressional and legislative election maps in the context of a recent high-court ruling in an Alabama redistricting case. Carolina Journal Managing Editor Rick Henderson and John Locke Foundation Director of Outreach Donna Martinez discussed the implications of that order as Martinez served as a guest host for Bill LuMaye on Talk Radio WPTF. Henderson and Martinez covered the same topic on Curtis Media Group’s syndicated “People In Politics” program.

Director of Communications Mitch Kokai wraps up a fourth consecutive day as LuMaye’s guest host today. Topics have focused primarily on action during the week’s legislative sessions, plus a conversation with JLF Chairman John Hood about the redistricting news from the U.S. Supreme Court and recent good news about state budget revenues. Kokai sat on the other side of the microphone for a WCHL Radio community forum panel discussion on challenges facing the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

President and CEO Kory Swanson discussed the importance of certificate-of-need reform during a Durham forum sponsored by Americans for Prosperity. Vice President for Outreach Becki Gray discussed top issues from this year’s legislative session during a speech to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Republican Women’s group. Gray continues twice-weekly politics and public policy updates for WTSB Radio. Speaking of public speeches, the Heritage Foundation’s “Insider Online” blog promoted this week’s JLF Shaftesbury Society presentation from James Copland of the Manhattan Institute on overcriminalization in North Carolina.