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(CNN) – North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory signed a controversial voter ID bill into law Monday, citing the "common sense" need to protect the right to vote. The law will go into effect for the 2016 elections and will, among other things, require all voters ...
CNN Politics · 8/12/2013
Lawyers in North Carolina sparred over whether the state illegally weakened minorities’ strength at the polls during what is expected to become a significant test of the voting rights laws. The proceedings, which began in a Winston-Salem federal ...
Los Angeles Times · ByMichael Muskal · 7/15/2015
North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory on Monday signed into law changes in how residents can vote that includes requiring them to show a photo ID at polling stations, a move that triggered threats of legal action from the NAACP and other groups. The American ...
FOX News · 8/13/2013
Winston-Salem, N.C. — Lawyers and witnesses focused on whether Republican North Carolina state lawmakers and GOP Gov. Pat McCrory illegally weakened minority voting strength, as a federal voting rights trial challenging a 2013 state law began Monday.
WRAL · 7/13/2015
The state of North Carolina was the first to act after the June 2013 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn section 4 of the Voting Rights Act. This section of the law required federal approval of any changes in state voting laws in nine ...
World Socialist Web Site · 7/17/2015
The Justice Department is suing North Carolina over that state's restrictive new voting law. The lawsuit takes aim at provisions that limit early voting periods and require a government photo ID as an illegal form of discrimination against minorities at ...
NPR News · 9/30/2013
On Thursday night, the GOP led legislature in North Carolina passed one of the strictest voter ID laws in the country. This comes just a month after the Supreme Court struck down part of the Voting Rights Act that required preclearance by the Department ...
Politic365 · 7/28/2013
... hear challenge to changes in state’s voting laws thought to discriminate against black voters, weeks shy of Voting Rights Act anniversary A landmark voting rights trial that opens in North Carolina on Monday will determine the way the 2016 ...
theguardian.com · 7/13/2015
As Congress held hearings this week on whether to resurrect the heart of the Voting Rights Act, the North Carolina Senate introduced a harsh new voter ID law that could be passed in a matter of days. (See my new piece on the state’s Moral Monday …
The Nation · ByAri Berman · 7/18/2013
WASHINGTON — When North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory signed a sweeping voter identification law last year, Democrats, civil rights organizations, and the Department of Justice all quickly decried the effort as a blatant attempt to suppress the vote of ...
BuzzFeed · 4/29/2014