Lessons learned on Voter ID


Last week’s abrupt turnabout in the General Assembly on Voter ID surprised lawmakers on both sides of the aisle as well as attorneys in the lawsuits set for trial this summer. The changes, which include provisions allowing voters lacking photo ID to cast a provisional ballot once they’ve signed a sworn statement indicating that [Continue Reading…]

In a split decision, Fourth Circuit releases Pitt County Schools from desegregation orders


Pitt County schools have fulfilled their obligations under desegregation orders first entered more than 40 years ago and need no longer remain subject to federal oversight, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in a 2-1 decision released yesterday. Writing for the panel in Everett v. Pitt County Board of Education, [Continue Reading…]