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Bard v. N.C. State Bd. of Elections

Last Updated Jul 22, 2024
Case No. 24-CVS-003534-910 (N.C. Super. Ct., Wake Cnty.)
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State court challenge to the 2023 congressional and state legislative districts as violating the unenumerated state constitutional right to fair elections.

On June 28, 2024, the trial court dismissed the case, finding the issue to be a nonjusticiable political question under the state constitution.


Case filings, starting with most recent court
    Name Last Modified
Document icon Complaint Jan 31, 2024
Document icon Motion to dismiss Mar 6, 2024
Document icon Opposition May 10, 2024
Highlighted document Document icon Order dismissing case Jun 28, 2024
Document icon Order dismissing remaining defendants Jul 22, 2024
Document icon Notice of appeal Jul 19, 2024

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