- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 17, 2019

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina judges are extending further an order keeping confidential a massive number of electronic documents from a late Republican mapmaker that were subpoenaed by plaintiffs in a redistricting lawsuit.

The three-judge panel had already delayed the expiration of its order directing parties in the litigation not to disclose files from Thomas Hofeller by one week until late Tuesday. But earlier Tuesday the judges extended that order until late Sept. 27.

Hofeller’s consulting firm had wanted time to review the files and designate those it wanted to stay private. But the plaintiffs wrote last week the firm’s demands were too extensive and should be rejected.

Democratic U.S. senators and media outlets such as The Associated Press and The New York Times also have asked the judges to release more documents.

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