U.S. Supreme Court Lets Republicans Defend North Carolina Voter-ID Law

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(Worthy News) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that Republican lawmakers in North Carolina can intervene in a lawsuit challenging a voter-ID law that they believed the state’s Democratic attorney general was unlikely to defend strongly enough.

In an 8-1 decision authored by conservative Justice Neil Gorsuch, the court ruled that two Republican legislative leaders could join the lawsuit to defend the constitutionality of a 2018 law that Attorney General Josh Stein was already defending.

The federal litigation over the Republican-backed law’s legality was put on hold awaiting the Supreme Court’s action, but state court judges blocked the measure last September, finding that the ID requirement unlawfully discriminated against Black voters. [ Source (Read More…) ]

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