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Legislators can’t remove gerrymander suit to federal court (access required)

North Carolina legislators who sued for alleged unconstitutional redistricting plans could not remove the suit to federal court under 28 U.S.C. § 1443. That provision applies only to executive officials charged with enforcing state laws who are sued for wrongful or unconstitutional refusal, and is thus unavailable to state legislators because they do not enforce ...