by Donna Martinez
Senior Writer and Editor, John Locke Foundation
North Carolina’s Supreme Court has been asked to throw out legislative and congressional districts and declare the bipartisan elections and ethics board unconstitutional. Rick Henderson reports for Carolina Journal.
The power struggle between the Republican-led General Assembly and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper resumed Monday in two cases argued in state Supreme Court.
In Cooper v. Berger, the governor said the General Assembly violated separation of powers when it merged the State Board of Elections and the state Ethics Commissionand, with the move, stripped some of Cooper’s powers. In the Dickson v. Rucho redistricting challenge, plaintiffs said the state justices should send the case back to a trial court, even though federal courts are considering the legality of disputed congressional and legislative districts at the same time.
Read more on the power struggle and legal battle here.