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Federal Appeals Court Rules Wake County Districts Are Unconsitutional PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Friday, 01 July 2016 15:09
In a ruling released Friday, a three-judge panel from the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that election maps the state legislature redrew in 2013 and 2015 for the Wake County school board and Board of Commissioners are unconstitutional. The Court found  the maps gave an unfair advantage to voters in suburban districts.
 
The 2-1 court decision ordered the federal trial judge to prohibit use of the new maps that were to be used in November’s election. The decision affects all nine school board seats and two newly created regional Board of Commissioners seats that were scheduled to be on the Nov. 8 ballot.
 
U.S Supreme Court Will Decide North Carolina Redistricting Case PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 27 June 2016 15:20
Raleigh - The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether North Carolina lawmakers relied too much on race when they drew new congressional districts five years ago.
 
In the order, the court pointed out the split between the federal district court in Greensboro, which found the districts unconstitutional, and the North Carolina Supreme Court which upheld the lines.
 
A similar case is pending before a different three-judge panel, in which plaintiffs have asked the court to find that legislators relied too heavily on race when they drew North Carolina state legislative districts.
 
Activities With Pope Francis Dominate President and Mrs. Obama's Public Schedule PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 24 September 2015 06:00

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - President Obama's Thursday morning will include two activities with Pope Francis. The White House public schedule for September 24 shows:

** 9:00 AM
The President, the First Lady, the Vice President, and Dr. Biden participate in the State Arrival ceremony for His Holiness Pope Francis

South Lawn Open to pre-credentialed media Pre-set 7:30AM; Final Gather 8:30AM – North Doors of the Palm Room

** 10:15 AM
The President holds a bilateral meeting with His Holiness Pope Francis

Gather Time 9:30AM – Rose Garden Pool Spray at the Top Oval Office

Commentary about the morning posted to the White House website:

"In the morning, the President and the First Lady will welcome His Holiness Pope Francis to the White House. The Vice President and Dr. Biden will also attend. The arrival ceremony on the South Lawn is open to pre-credentialed press. The deadline to request media credentials has passed.

Later in the morning, the President will hold a bilateral meeting with His Holiness Pope Francis in the Oval Office. There will be a pool spray at the top of the meeting."

The full schedule can be found at whitehouse.gov.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 September 2015 06:19
 
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