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Voters in North Carolina will not have access to same-day registration or out-of-precinct voting in this midterm election, after the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday blocked an appellant court order to stay parts of a sweeping voting law that voting-rights ...
Time · 10/9/2014
A federal court in Winston-Salem, NC, will begin hearings this week to determine whether voter suppression laws passed by the state legislature in 2013, violate the federal Voting Rights Act. A lawsuit seeks to restore federal pre-clearance of any changes ...
World Socialist Web Site · 7/17/2015
(AP Photo/Gerry Broome) Yesterday, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory signed the nation’s worst voter suppression law. The sweeping law requires strict government-issued photo ID to cast a ballot, cuts the number of early voting days by a week ...
Moyers & Company · 8/13/2013
A federal court in North Carolina is now hearing testimony in a case that could have an impact on the rollback of voting rights across the country. At the start of this decade, North Carolina’s voting laws were a model of inclusion. The state allowed 17 ...
AllGov · 7/27/2015
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
North Carolina's voter identification mandate recently was eased before its slated 2016 start. But attorneys for voters and groups who oppose the law say the new exceptions don't mean their lawsuit challenging voter ID should evaporate. A Superior Court ...
Charlotte Observer · 8/24/2015
A federal district court in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, will hear the first arguments Monday in a trial to determine the constitutionality of changes made in 2013 to the state’s election laws. Critics argued that laws requiring voters to present photo ...
International Business Times · 7/13/2015
Freed of federal election supervision by the Supreme Court, the North Carolina legislature passed a bill that combines every idea for suppressing voter turnout that Republicans have advanced in other states. Rick Hasen, an election-law expert at the ...
Taking Note · ByDavid Firestone · 7/27/2013
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 is our Selma” is the rallying cry ... Barber equates the current fight against a string of voting restriction laws with the fight for voting rights in the 1960s. “We know that in a democracy, protection of voting rights must be ...
CAMPAING FOR AMERICA'SFUTURE · 7/9/2015