The Supreme Court of North Carolina isn’t wasting any time in getting back to work after the 2018 elections.  As Matt wrote  last week, after the election, the Court cancelled oral arguments that had been previously scheduled for December, a common practice when an incumbent is leaving the Court. One of the affected cases was Dickson v. Rucho, the North Carolina gerrymandering case that has been winding its way through the State and Federal Court systems since 2011. Oral argument in Dickson had previously been set for December 21st.

However, some of the cancelled oral arguments are already back on the calendar for early January, including Dickson. For some background on the history of the case and its current stance, see here and here.  Oral Argument is scheduled for January 9, at 930 A.M.; and although at this point the maps at issue in Dickson have already been redrawn, the case will help set the stage for 2020, which brings not only another election, but another round of redistricting after the 2020 census.