RALEIGH, N.C. -- Legal wrangling could make candidate recruitment and filing more difficult for North Carolina's 2018 election cycle.

We're now less than a month away from open filing for most offices in the state. Following a court ruling last week, both the state's congressional and legislative district maps are uncertain.

Some say that's because of political gamesmanship in the map drawing process.

 “So here we are in limbo because of these shenanigans, political shenanigans and it is time to get some certainty so that the elections process can go forward so that the people can again believe in their government,”  Minority Leader Dan Blue (D) says.

Others say it's because of court overreach.

 “We obviously disagree with the ruling, we disagree with it. We’re going to work with our attorneys to move forward with litigation,” Speaker of the House Tim Moore (R) says.

Filing for everything but judicial races begins Feb.12 .