RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Supreme Court is hearing redistricting litigation again, but this time it’s not about the maps themselves.
The justices planned to listen Tuesday morning to oral arguments about whether attorneys representing Republican legislative leaders are required to provide more documents to groups and voters suing to throw out the boundaries.
Outside lawyers for the lawmakers argue attorney-client privilege allows them to keep some strategy and planning documents concealed from the public. Those who sued to block the maps said state law requires all redistricting documents be made public once boundaries are approved.
Whatever the outcome on the records, a three-judge panel still must rule on whether the maps themselves are lawful.
The Supreme Court ruled several times on redistricting matters during the past decade.
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