This week, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear an Alabama redistricting case that could impact legislative maps in North Carolina. In fact, the Alabama case may be part of the reason the North Carolina Supreme Court still hasn't ruled on the redistricting plan here even though it heard the case almost a year ago.

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Statistics, used incorrectly, can give the wrong impression, as Mark Twain made clear when he said, “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.”

And there’s a wealth of publicly available statistics about Charlotte that can be used or misused. So, on Tuesday, UNC Charlotte’s Urban Institute, the Federal Reserve of Richmond, and the city and county held Charlotte Data Day.