Tag:voter id

  • NCGOP: U.S. actions in Texas lawsuit could aid N.C. voter ID case

    RALEIGH – North Carolina Republicans are hopeful that a move by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions in a Texas voter ID lawsuit will help the state’s chances to prevail before the U.S. Supreme Court. On Monday, Sessions withdrew partially from a lawsuit challenging a 2011 Texas law requiring voters to…

  • Cooper, Stein move to drop appeal of ruling in voter ID case

      RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper and Attorney General Josh Stein, both Democrats, said Tuesday they’ve abandoned the state’s appeal of a court ruling that overturned North Carolina’s voter ID law. GOP  leaders called the act a “politically motivated stunt.” Cooper’s office sent a letter discharging outside counsel hired to appeal…

  • SCOTUS overturns N.C. voter ID law for now

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to stay — or delay — a ruling by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that overturned the state’s voter ID law. The justices’ action means there will be no voter ID requirement for the Nov. 8 election. The appeals court also…

  • 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…

  • Appeals Court tosses voter ID, other N.C. election reforms

    The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has overturned major chunks of North Carolina’s broad election reform law passed in 2013, claiming that U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Schroeder committed factual errors when he threw out challenges to the law. “In holding that the legislature did not enact the challenged…

  • Voter ID Ruling Vindicates Reforms

    U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Schroeder’s decision upholding the sensible election reforms enacted in 2013 may have sent liberal activists into hysterics, but more reasonable North Carolinians should applaud the care Schroeder employed in reviewing and sustaining the law. The judge’s 485-page opinion meticulously details the facts surrounding these contentious…