- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 23, 2016

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - A federal judge has set a quick schedule for attorneys to argue why North Carolina’s new congressional map should be used in the rescheduled June primary or rejected.

U.S. District Judge William Osteen served on the three-judge panel that this month struck down the 1st and 12th Districts and ordered new boundaries from the General Assembly by last Friday.

Lawyers for voters who challenged the two districts asked this week for an expedited review and suggested judges draw their own map if they don’t like the new boundaries.

Osteen instead directed Tuesday that voters’ attorneys file objections by Feb. 29 to the map and the congressional primary schedule. The state has until March 7 to respond to those objections. The plaintiffs would have until March 9 for the last word.

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