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Mar 14, 2023

N. Carolina justices quickly revisit redistricting, voter ID

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Supreme Court is revisiting this week whether a previous combination of justices got it wrong three months ago when declaring that the legislature produced illegal district lines tainted by excess partisanship and a photo voter identification law infected with racial bias. The rehearings Tuesday and Wednesday on cases […]

Mar 7, 2022

Voter ID lawsuit to N.C. Supreme Court in accelerated appeal

RALEIGH (AP) — The North Carolina Supreme Court has agreed to accelerate appeals in a photo voter identification lawsuit by hearing the case without waiting for the Court of Appeals to deliberate first. In an order Wednesday, the justices granted the request of lawyers for minority voters who successfully sued at the trial-court level to […]

Feb 15, 2022

N.C. justices examine legality of voter ID, tax amendments

RALEIGH (AP) — More litigation on voting, redistricting and race reached North Carolina’s Supreme Court on Monday, as justices began deciding if two constitutional amendments should be struck down because lawmakers who put them on the ballot were elected thanks to distorted district boundaries. The state Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a lawsuit that […]

Jan 12, 2022

After recusal delays, NC court hears amendments case Feb. 14

RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina’s highest court has rescheduled oral arguments for next month in a case over whether two amendments to the state constitution should be voided because legislators who approved the ballot referendums were elected from racially biased districts. The state Supreme Court announced that litigation filed by the NAACP will be heard […]

Jan 10, 2022

2 N.C. justices won’t step away from voter ID case

RALEIGH (AP) — Two North Carolina Supreme Court justices — the son of a powerful legislator among them — said on Friday they won’t step away from hearing a case that challenges a pair of constitutional amendments, one of which mandates photo voter identification. Associate Justices Phil Berger Jr. and Tamara Barringer wrote separately that […]

Jan 4, 2022

NC voter ID trial delayed as US Supreme Court examines case

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A federal trial set for January on litigation challenging North Carolina’s voter photo identification law has been delayed while the U.S. Supreme Court weighs whether legislative leaders should be permitted to help defend the law in court. The Supreme Court said last month it would consider the request of House Speaker […]

Jan 4, 2022

Recusal order means NC voter ID case should soon resume

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s highest court has declared there are two paths that an individual justice can take when weighing a request to be removed from hearing a case due to an alleged conflict of interest. The order, filed last week by the state Supreme Court but emailed to attorneys Thursday, applies to […]

Nov 1, 2021

NC voter ID debate clouded by call for justices’ recusal

RALEIGH (AP) — One of several legal challenges to North Carolina’s contentious voter ID law is on hold amid a dispute over whether two justices on the state Supreme Court — one the son of arguably the state’s most powerful Republican politician — should recuse themselves. The state NAACP’s request that Phil Berger Jr. and […]

Jun 9, 2021

Appeals court: GOP lawmakers can’t join N.C. voter ID lawsuit

RALEIGH (AP) — A judge didn’t step over the line when she refused to let North Carolina’s legislative leaders formally defend the state’s latest photo identification voting law with other state government attorneys, a federal appeals court ruled Monday. A majority of the 15 judges on the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld 2019 […]

May 3, 2021

No immediate ruling as North Carolina voter ID trial ends

By GARY D. ROBERTSON Associated Press RALEIGH (AP) — A trial on North Carolina’s latest photo voter identification law concluded Friday. Now a panel of judges must decide: were Republicans in the legislature motivated at least partially by racial bias? Or were they purely trying to carry out the public’s desire for secure elections? The […]

Mar 10, 2020

COA judge to keep out of North Carolina voter ID case

A North Carolina appeals court judge won’t participate in any deliberations over litigation that challenges the constitutionality of the state’s latest voter photo identification law. The state Court of Appeals announced that Judge Chris Brook recused himself from the voter ID case. The recusal was made known a few days after Republican lawmakers filed a […]

Feb 27, 2020

GOP asks COA to hear voter ID case en banc

North Carolina Republican legislative leaders want the state’s entire Court of Appeals to hear arguments on a ruling by three of the court’s judges that set another barrier to implement voter photo identification. A lawyer for House and Senate GOP leaders asked this week that all 15 judges be brought together for what would be […]

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