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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
WASHINGTON (AP) — 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. "By restricting access …
Yahoo News · ByPete Yost · 9/30/2013
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
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
Attorney General Eric Holder announced at a press conference on Monday that the Department of Justice is filing a lawsuit against North Carolina over the state’s new, controversial voting law under Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, saying parts of the ...
Swampland Time · 9/30/2013
on behalf of the North Carolina NAACP and Eaton contends that her ability to vote has been threatened by the law. Eaton’s name on her certified birth certificate does not match the name on her driver’s license or the name on her voter registration card ...
The Grio · 8/13/2013
A federal appeals court has struck down parts of North Carolina's strict new voting law in advance of next month's elections, ruling that they are likely to disenfranchise black voters. The 2-1 decision by the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in ...
Wall Street Journal · ByJacob Gershman andJacob.gershman · 10/2/2014
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Justice Department sued North Carolina on Monday in a bid to block a new state law that forces voters to present a photo identification before casting a ballot and limits early voting, arguing the measure discriminates against ...
Chicago Tribune · 9/30/2013
Washington — Attorney General Eric Holder, announcing a Justice Department lawsuit seeking to overturn key parts of North Carolina’s new election law, accused state lawmakers of waging an aggressive, targeted effort to undermine the voting rights of ...
The Christian Science Monitor · ByWarren Richey · 9/30/2013
DURHAM, N.C.--One of the nation’s most restrictive voter ID bills was signed into law Monday by North Carolina's Gov. Pat McCrory, a Republican. The new law requires voters to show government-issued ID cards, with polling places not allowed to accept ...
Los Angeles Times · ByDavid Zucchino · 8/12/2013