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Thu Jun 23, 2022, 12:48 PM

GOP Can Defend North Carolina Voter Law, Supreme Court Says

Source: Bloomberg Law

The Republican-led North Carolina General Assembly can step into defend the state’s voter identification law even though the state’s Democratic attorney general is already doing so, the US Supreme Court said.

Justice Neil Gorsuch, writing for an 8-1 court on Thursday agreed with North Carolina Senate leader Philip Berger and House Speaker Timothy Moore that the state Assembly had an interest in defending the law, particularly given the politically divisive nature of the legislation.

The 2018 voter law was passed over Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto, and challenged by the NAACP in federal court, saying it disproportionately harms Black and Latino voters. The litigation was stayed pending the Supreme Court ruling on the procedural question.

Gorsuch emphasized that North Carolina law specifically allows their legislative leaders to defend statutes against constitutional challenges. “Within wide constitutional bounds, States are free to structure themselves as they wish,” he said.

Read more: https://news.bloomberglaw.com/us-law-week/republicans-can-defend-north-carolina-voter-law-justices-say



Justice Sonia Sotomayor was the lone dissent.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 01:19 PM

1. OTOH guns

re: NY's gun law getting struck down

The rw majority of rabid pretend judges on the s.c are making it up as they go along.

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Response to Marthe48 (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 01:32 PM

2. I don't understand why this was 8-1

At first glance, it looks right-wing.

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Response to Polybius (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 01:35 PM

3. I noticed that

I saw in the o.p. that s.c. is admitting states can structure their government as they wish, and somehow, this fits in there. There will be mayhem at polling places.

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Response to Polybius (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 01:41 PM

4. The ruling isn't about the voting law

It's about if the state legislature can defend a state law in court if the state AG refuses to do so.

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