Lessons learned on Voter ID

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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

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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…]


U.S. Supreme Court maps out the road ahead for the North Carolina redistricting case

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Monday’s U.S. Supreme Court order sending the North Carolina redistricting case back for further review, though encouraging for the plan’s challengers and for voting rights advocates as well, came as little surprise to most legal experts. After all, the court had done the same thing just a few weeks earlier in a redistricting [Continue Reading…]