SCOTUS: NC does not have to redraw congressional map

The U.S. Surpeme Court has stepped in ruling North Carolina does not have to re-draw its congressional district maps based on gerrymandering. 

The ruling delays a lower court order that would have required the maps by next week. The court said the gerrymandering was based on extreme partisan bias by the Republican Party.

The lower-court judges wrote the lawmakers failed to meet their burden to justify delaying the order. The lawmakers cited cases already before the Supreme Court from other states for necessitating a delay. 

This means the case likely won't be resolved until as early as this summer.