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The suit marked the second time in recent months that the Democratic Obama administration has challenged a voting law enacted by a Republican-led state. In August, it sued to block a 2011 Texas voter-identification measure. Attorney General Eric Holder ...
Reuters · ByDavid Ingram · 9/30/2013
A federal court is scheduled to hear a legal challenge to North Carolina’s Voter ID law on Monday. The law, H.B. 589, enacted in August 2013 shortens the early voting period by one week, eliminates same day registration, requires specific forms of ...
Voice of America · 1/22/2016
Opponents of a law requiring North Carolina voters to show certain forms of photo identification at the polls will ask a federal judge on Monday to strike it down on the grounds that it makes casting a ballot harder for minorities. The trial is the first ...
The Business Insider · 1/25/2016
North Carolina passed a controversial new voter bill Thursday night. The new laws require citizens to present photo identification before being allowed to vote. The state joins several others who have recently passed controversial voting laws. The new laws ...
The Inquisitr · 7/27/2013
HOPE MILLS, N.C. — Alberta Currie, the great-granddaughter of slaves, was born in a farmhouse surrounded by tobacco and cotton fields. Her mother, Willie Pearl, gave birth with the assistance of a midwife. No birth certificate was issued; a birth ...
Los Angeles Times · 9/8/2013
The Justice Department announced Monday that it is suing the state of North Carolina for alleged racial discrimination over tough new voter ID rules. The suit claims that the North Carolina statute violated Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act and would seek ...
FOX News · 9/30/2013
Supporters of new voter ID laws in North Carolina are making a case for the need for new measures with examples of fraud that has been discovered across the state. They say there were so many "irregularities" in the November municipal elections in the …
News Max · 1/13/2014
But a lawyer representing the state said only a small number of people may not have the necessary forms of identification and exceptions will be allowed under an amended version of the measure. "It's a policy question," lawyer Thomas Farr said. "The ...
Reuters · ByColleen Jenkins · 1/25/2016
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — The latest on a federal trial over North Carolina's law requiring voters to provide a picture ID to cast a ballot. (all times local): 4:25 p.m. A federal judge is now weighing evidence and arguments over the legality of North ...
Contra Costa Times · 2/1/2016