News Alert: Supreme Court will not consider reviving controversial N. Carolina voter ID law

A lower court had said that state legislators acted “with almost surgical precision” in seeking to blunt the influence of African American voters. Last summer, the Supreme Court had divided evenly on whether the law could be used in last fall’s election while the appeals continued. The outcome last year was a major victory for the Obama administration, the Justice Department and a wide group of civil rights organizations that challenged North Carolina’s law, which was one of the country’s most far-reaching.

 
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News Alert Mon., May. 15, 2017 10:05 a.m.
 
 
Supreme Court will not consider reviving controversial N. Carolina voter ID law
A lower court had said that state legislators acted “with almost surgical precision” in seeking to blunt the influence of African American voters. Last summer, the Supreme Court had divided evenly on whether the law could be used in last fall’s election while the appeals continued. The outcome last year was a major victory for the Obama administration, the Justice Department and a wide group of civil rights organizations that challenged North Carolina’s law, which was one of the country’s most far-reaching.
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