The North Carolina Supreme Court on Friday affirmed its earlier ruling that the congressional and legislative redistricting maps enacted by the General Assembly in 2011 are constitutional.

Since the maps were put in place, far-left special interest groups have spent years filing identical lawsuits and claiming otherwise before a three-judge panel and twice before the state Supreme Court. But even in the face of this onslaught, first the Obama Justice Department and then every court that has ruled has upheld North Carolina’s redistricting plans.

Rep. David Lewis (R-Harnett) and Sen. Bob Rucho (R-Mecklenburg), Chairmen of the House and Senate Redistricting Committees, released the following joint statement in response:

“We are pleased with the court’s decision, which validates these maps for a fourth time and once again makes clear the General Assembly protected the rights of voters and established voting boundaries that are fair and legal. It’s time for these left-wing groups to stop wasting taxpayer money pursuing their frivolous and politically-motivated appeals and finally accept the will of the voters.”