“It hits on the social issue front, which is hot in North Carolina and which has been hot since Jesse Helms. … But it is also an issue that … politically there’s nowhere to hide on this. You’re either for it or you’re against it and there’s no kind of middle ground.”
Iowa Caucuses in "Legislative Week in Review"
Removing politics from redistricting -- the practice of redrawing boundaries of districts from which public officials are elected -- could produce more candidates for elected office in North Carolina and boost public confidence in government. That was the gist of a day-long discussion Thursday at Duke involving former North Carolina judges, academics, a demographer, legislative attorney and political advocates.
“It’s only by repealing the law, and steering clear of such patently divisive fear-mongering in the future, that the state can attract the talent it needs to keep moving forward,” writes a Fuqua adjunct professor who consults for many leading businesses.
Criminal Justice in the Albany Times Union