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For Now, SCOTUS Refuses To Rule On NC Voting Restrictions

The high court will almost certainly have another chance to consider the restrictions before the 2016 election.
For Now, SCOTUS Refuses To Rule On NC Voting Restrictions
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Let's hope it stays this way:

The U.S. Supreme Court turned away an appeal by North Carolina, declining for now to approve Republican-backed voting restrictions that may shape the 2016 election.

North Carolina asked the nation’s highest court to uphold provisions that eliminate same-day voter registration and out-of-precinct voting. The Supreme Court previously let those provisions take effect for the 2014 balloting, and the state was seeking a ruling that would have a broader effect.

The high court will almost certainly have another chance to consider the restrictions before the 2016 election. A trial in the North Carolina case is set for July in a federal district court in Winston-Salem.

A federal appeals court ruled in October that the disputed changes disproportionately affected black voters and probably violated the 1965 Voting Rights Act.


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