From AP News by Gary D. Robertson
A North Carolina judge ruled on Monday that more than 100,000 computer documents generated by a recently deceased Republican redistricting guru that address political work in several states are no longer under the court’s confidentiality order.
The files were collected earlier this year by Common Cause, the North Carolina Democratic Party and Democratic voters — through a subpoena of the daughter of Thomas Hofeller — for their partisan gerrymandering lawsuit that went to trial in July. Hofeller died last year.
Only a few dozen documents were used in that case, providing evidence that a Republican advantage was the chief goal of redrawing General Assembly districts in 2017. A three-judge panel ultimately threw out several dozen districts, and the GOP-controlled legislature redrew them in September.
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