Judge denies request for emergency stay in redistricting lawsuit

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — A federal judge today denied a request to stay the court’s ruling ordering new maps be drawn for two North Carolina congressional districts.

Judge William Osteen issued the ruling in the redistricting case in U.S. District Court.

Lawmakers had asked Monday for an emergency stay of the court’s ruling, requesting that the current maps stay in place until the next election in 2018.

Last week federal judges ordered lawmakers to redraw North Carolina’s 1st and 12th districts by Feb. 19 and not to hold any elections for U.S. House until new maps are in place.

Read full story: Greensboro News & Record