Government To Sue North Carolina Over New Voter Law - WSPA.com

Government To Sue North Carolina Over New Voter Law

Posted: Updated:
Government To Sue NC Over Voter ID Law Government To Sue NC Over Voter ID Law
WASHINGTON, D.C. -

The Justice Department will sue North Carolina for alleged racial discrimination in a new state law that scales back the period for early voting and imposes stringent voter ID requirements.

The lawsuit is the latest effort by the Obama administration to fight back in the face of a Supreme Court decision that struck down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act, a ruling that has emboldened states with Republican-controlled legislatures to tighten voting rules.

On Aug. 22, the Justice Department sued Texas over the state's voter ID law and is seeking to intervene in a lawsuit over Texas redistricting laws that minority groups complain are discriminatory.

Attorney General Eric Holder recently said the Justice Department will not allow the Supreme Court's action to be interpreted as "open season" for states to pursue measures that suppress voting rights.

New NC Law Cancels Ballots Cast In Wrong Precincts

McCrory Quiets Signs Sweeping NC Elections Bill


  • Top StoriesTop StoriesMore>>

  • Self Regional Laptop With Patient Info Stolen

    Self Regional Laptop With Patient Info Stolen

    Friday, July 25 2014 5:10 PM EDT2014-07-25 21:10:32 GMT
    Photo courtesy Self Regional HealthcarePhoto courtesy Self Regional Healthcare
    Self Regional Healthcare in Greenwood reports a hospital laptop was stolen two months ago and is now warning patients their personal information may be at risk.
    Self Regional Healthcare in Greenwood reports a hospital laptop was stolen two months ago and is now warning patients their personal information may be at risk.
  • Greenville Rally Against Hatred Scheduled In Response To KKK

    Greenville Rally Against Hatred Scheduled In Response To KKK

    Friday, July 25 2014 11:16 AM EDT2014-07-25 15:16:29 GMT
    Greenville will host its first ever Unity Rally Against Hatred on July 26th.Greenville will host its first ever Unity Rally Against Hatred on July 26th.
    The first Unity Rally Against Hatred will be held at the Hughes Main Library in Greenville on July 26th to address the motives of the KKK.
    The first Unity Rally Against Hatred will be held at the Hughes Main Library in Greenville on July 26th to address the motives of the KKK.
  • Train Derailment Causes Ethanol Cars To Flip Over In Spartanburg

    Train Derailment Causes Ethanol Cars To Flip Over In Spartanburg

    Friday, July 25 2014 7:11 AM EDT2014-07-25 11:11:28 GMT
    Police, Fire, and Hazmat Officials in Spartanburg are at the scene of a train derailment involving cars carrying ethanol that happened near Daniel Morgan Avenue early on July 25th.
    Police, Fire, and Hazmat Officials in Spartanburg are at the scene of a train derailment involving cars carrying ethanol that happened near Daniel Morgan Avenue early on July 25th.
Powered by WorldNow

250 International Dr.
Spartanburg, S.C. 29303

Telephone: 864.576.7777
Fax: 864.587.5430
Email: webmaster@wspa.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.