The activist North Carolina Supreme Court seems to think this is the law unto itself. One of their dubious decisions about partisan manipulation is yet to be reviewed by the US Supreme Court this fall. But this month, state judges outdid themselves, ruling 4-3 that unlawful gerrymandering could also be a legal excuse to reverse two constitutional provisions voters have strongly endorsed.
When North Carolina redeployed its state legislative districts after the 2010 census, it was still under the “preclearance” regime created by the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which means the new map will be reviewed and stamped with approval by the U.S. Department of Justice was provided. But in 2015, a group of residents sued, and a federal court eventually concluded that 28 black-majority districts of the House and Senate were unconstitutionally rigged on the basis of race.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-philosopher-kings-of-north-carolina-supreme-court-philip-berger-anita-earls-gerrymandering-11661461235 The Philosopher Kings of North Carolina