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Republican redistricting is taking a beating in the courts (again)

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By Amber Phillips | The Washington Post

This post has been updated with other experts weighing in on the implications of the North Carolina case on other gerrymandering cases.

This year, federal courts have been litigating a steady stream of gerrymandering claims. And most of the electoral maps the courts have knocked down were drawn by Republicans.

Related: Lawsuit settlement signals end of current Arizona redistricting commission

That’s good news for Democrats: They have an opportunity in several states to draw more favorable congressional and state legislative maps ahead of 2018 elections. And every seat counts, given the 2020 Census is right around the corner, which brings with it the opportunity in many states to draw new district maps.

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