- Associated Press - Thursday, February 11, 2016

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The N.C. Supreme Court won’t rehear a redistricting case in which a majority of justices upheld the state’s congressional and General Assembly district lines drawn in 2011.

The court Thursday denied a petition by attorneys for plaintiffs who unsuccessfully sued in overturning about 30 districts. Those lawyers argued the court erred in its December decision by failing to use accurately a U.S. Supreme Court decision involving Alabama districts while examining North Carolina maps.

The court dismissed one argument on procedural grounds, although its order says it would remove a factual inaccuracy from the majority opinion.

The decision doesn’t change a Greensboro federal court decision last week which strikes down two congressional districts. The U.S. Supreme Court is considering whether to block that ruling, which requires new lines by Feb. 19.

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