RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina judges struck down the state’s latest photo voter identification law on Friday, agreeing with minority voters that Republicans rammed through rules tainted by racial bias as a way to remain in power. Two of the three trial judges declared the December 2018 law is unconstitutional, even though it was […]
By GARY D. ROBERTSON Associated Press RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina’s latest law requiring photo identification to cast ballots went on trial on Monday, with attorneys for voters challenging the mandate by arguing it still disproportionately prevents Black residents from carrying out their constitutional right. A panel of three state Superior Court judges began hearing […]
RALEIGH (AP) North Carolina civil rights leaders are threatening to sue the state over a recently passed law that allows mostly white communities near Charlotte to create their own charter schools and a potential new voter ID law. “Legislating state-sponsored discrimination cannot continue without consequences,” North Carolina NAACP President T. Anthony Spearman said at a June [&helli[...]
RALEIGH (AP) Republicans are poised again to advance a photo identification requirement to vote in North Carolina, despite their previous attempt getting struck down by federal judges. House Speaker Tim Moore and other GOP representatives filed June 7 a proposed amendment to the state Constitution that would ask voters to decide whether a photo ID requirement should […]
Lee v. Virginia State Board of Elections (Lawyers Weekly No. 001-179-16, 37 pp.) (Niemeyer, J.) No. 16-1605, Dec. 13, 2016; USDC at Richmond, Va. (Hudson, J.) 4th Cir. Holding: The 4th Circuit upholds Virginia’s voter-ID law, which requires voters to present photo identification when they vote or shortly thereafter, against plaintiffs’ challenges under the Voting […]
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Lawyers who challenged North Carolina’s voter identification law in state court say their case should continue even though the legislature added exceptions to the mandate a couple months ago. George Eppsteiner is representing groups and voters who sued in state court and argue the voter ID law is unconstitutional. He asked Judge […]
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned away a challenge to Wisconsin's voter identification law, after having blocked the state from requiring photo IDs in November's general election.
Advocacy groups are asking a federal judge to put key provisions of North Carolina's elections-overhaul law on hold for the November elections.
In elections that begin next week, voters in 10 states will be required to present photo identification before casting ballots — the first major test of voter ID laws after years of legal challenges arguing that the measures are designed to suppress voting.
Civil rights groups, churches and voters suing over North Carolina's elections overhaul law now formally allege the changes will disproportionately affect Latino voters as well as black citizens.
Attorneys for the state of North Carolina and Gov. Pat McCrory on Monday requested that a pair of federal lawsuits challenging substantial changes to portions of a law overhauling elections in the state be dismissed.
The Justice Department on Monday sued North Carolina for alleged racial discrimination over a tough new voting law that shortens early voting and imposes other restrictions that heavily impact minority voters.
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