Tag:4th circuit

  • NCGA lawyer: Voter ID decision from SCOTUS could come soon

    A top election law adviser to legislative leaders suggests the U.S. Supreme Court and Chief Justice John Roberts could have a decision fairly quickly on whether to delay an order by an appeals court striking down North Carolina’s voter ID law. “Considering the issue that we’re debating is the Purcell…

  • Voter ID appeal headed to Supreme Court

    The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals refused on Thursday to put a hold on its order striking down North Carolina’s voter ID law and related election reforms while the opinion is on appeal. State Republican leaders have appealed the ruling to the U.S. Supreme Court. State GOP Executive Director Dallas…

  • 4th Circuit ruling may cut back early voting options

    The decision on Friday by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals striking down North Carolina’s 2013 election law reforms could result in fewer early voting sites. And those sites could be open for fewer hours. “There’s no longer an hours-matching requirement,” said Josh Lawson, legal counsel for the State…