The United States Law Week

North Carolina Voter ID Law 2.0 Withstands Discrimination Claim

Dec. 2, 2020, 8:51 PM

North Carolina lawmakers passed a valid voter identification law in 2018 and a lower court was wrong to halt it based on the intent behind an earlier version, the Fourth Circuit said Wednesday.

The appeals court previously ruled that the 2013 North Carolina Voter-ID Law was unconstitutional because it was adopted with discriminatory intent, the court said here in an opinion by Judge Julius N. Richardson.

The district court granted the NAACP a preliminary injunction against the 2018 law because it was adopted by the same people who adopted the invalid version five years before.

But the 2018 law came...

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