In December, when a majority of the seven judges were registered as Democrats, the court invalidated a map of the state Senate made by Congress and congressional boundaries drawn by the judges but opposed by Republicans. The ruling stems from a similar 4-3 decision in February 2022, in which Republican lawmakers plan to strip Democrats of a vote effectively equivalent to their support in the state. declared that it violated the state constitution by approving the
Republicans argue that the Constitution has no such contingency. Republicans have called on the court to reconsider those decisions, as the Republicans won his November judicial election and won a majority in the court.
Common cause attorney Hilary Klein wrote that the retrial request was “frivolous.” She specifically referred to House Speaker Tim Moore’s official statement that “the people of North Carolina sent a message on Election Day” to reconsider the case because it rejected the “outgoing (judicial) majority” decision. said that it is necessary to
The petition was therefore “inappropriately motivated and conspicuously lacking in adequacy requirements,” Klein wrote.
A common cause was one of the many plaintiffs in redistricting lawsuits.
Moore and Senate Majority Leader Phil Berger also separately called for a rehearing last month of another Supreme Court decision that nullified a 2018 law requiring photo ID to vote. Leaders allege that proper legal standards were not applied.