Shortly after North Carolina Republicans took over the state legislature in 2010, they drew up new district maps to determine the boundaries of congressional and state legislative districts, carving them up to their partisan advantage.
The repugnicants in NC (and elsewhere in the South) think that masking their racism behind thinly veiled white sheets is believable. Disenfranchisement is their goal along with adhering to the Jim Crow mindset...no surprise. Elitism, ostracism, sexism...all the odious 'isms are ingrained regardless of their excuses for their reprehensible actions.
What kind of article doesn't tell us which court is making this decision? For the first part of the article, 'a federal court' makes it sound like a district court and OK, maybe we don't need to know which one but later we read 'all three judges' thereby indicating this was an appellate court decision which is of much greater importance and that should have been indicated at the outset. Other than omitting this important detail it was an informative article. The Court of Appeals that covers North Carolina is the 4th Circuit.