On January 5, a 3-judge U.S. District Court held another hearing in the case over North Carolina legislative districts. See this story. A decision is expected soon because filing for the 2018 primary opens next month.
The case is Covington v North Carolina, m.d., 1:15cv-399. The upcoming decision will decide whether to use the redrawn boundaries passed by the legislature last year, or the redrawn boundaries prepared by Law Professor Nate Persily. The state says if the court rules in favor of the Persily districts, it will appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.