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Lawmakers make case against suit for unaffiliated elections board members

N.C. legislative leaders have submitted their final written arguments against a lawsuit that would give unaffiliated voters a right to sit on the state elections board. Lawmakers are asking U.S. District Judge William Osteen to dismiss the case.

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N.C. legislative leaders submit final brief in U.S. Supreme Court redistricting case

North Carolina’s Republican legislative leaders filed on Friday their final written arguments before the Moore v. Harper redistricting case heads to oral arguments at the U.S. Supreme Court. Oral arguments in the case are scheduled for Dec. 7.

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Stein’s lawyer downplays potential impact of New Hampshire criminal libel ruling

The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled this month that New Hampshire’s criminal libel law does not violate the First Amendment. But lawyers representing N.C. Attorney General Josh Stein argue that New Hampshire case should not hurt Stein’s criminal libel challenge at the 4th Circuit. Oral arguments in Stein's case are set for Dec. 6.

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State Supreme Court dismisses request to compel action in amendments case

The N.C. Supreme Court has rejected a request to speed up the proceedings in a case involving challenged state constitutional amendments. The amendments would enshrine a voter identification requirement in the constitution and lower an existing cap on income tax rates. A Supreme Court order issued Thursday dismissed the request as “moot.”

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Rules commission to review proposed voting system access restrictions

The N.C. Rules Review Commission will consider Thursday two proposals to restrict access to information about voting systems in North Carolina. RRC staff have recommended that the commission reject both rules from the State Board of Elections.

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Voter ID, tax cap amendment critics urge state Supreme Court to speed legal process

Lawyers representing the N.C. NAACP want the state Supreme Court to jump-start action in a case challenging state constitutional amendments for voter ID and a lower state income tax cap. In a brief filed Tuesday, the NAACP’s lawyers accuse state Appeals Court judges of holding up the case’s transfer to a Wake County trial judge.

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Court orders Lindberg to remain under GPS monitoring while awaiting new trial

A federal court has rejected former top N.C. political donor Greg Lindberg’s request to drop GPS monitoring while he awaits a new trial. The federal government plans to retry Lindberg on charges of bribery and fraud in connection with his campaign donations.

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UNC System claims ‘massive liability’ from suit over fees paid during COVID shutdown

The University of North Carolina System argues that a recent N.C. Court of Appeals decision exposes the university to “massive liability.” The decision would allow students from N.C. State and UNC-Chapel Hill to sue over fees paid during COVID-19 campus shutdowns. University officials filed paperwork Tuesday asking the N.C. Supreme Court to take up the case.

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