NC Supreme Court hears redistricting issue Tuesday

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Litigation over North Carolina’s redistricting maps are about to go before the state Supreme Court, but the arguments won’t be on the map boundaries just yet.

The justices planned to hear oral arguments Tuesday about whether correspondence and documents between Republican legislative leaders and taxpayer-funded outside attorneys must be given to groups and voters who sued to challenge the legality of the maps.

Those who sued allege all redistricting documents must be released. The attorneys for the Legislature say some documents are still protected by attorney-client privilege.

The case may give the map challengers more information they hope will bolster their case to strike down the maps.

Media groups and the North Carolina Open Government Coalition have filed court briefs asking justices to require more documents be released.

Source: The Associated Press