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ACLU files lawsuit challenging new voting law

Posted By Sharon McCloskey On August 12, 2013 @ 4:50 pm In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

The ACLU and other organizations filed a lawsuit [1] this afternoon challenging the voting law signed into law this afternoon by Governor McCrory:

The American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of North Carolina Legal Foundation, and the Southern Coalition for Social Justice today filed a lawsuit challenging North Carolina’s voter suppression law signed hours ago by Gov. Pat McCrory. The suit specifically targets provisions of the law that eliminate a week of early voting, end same-day registration, and prohibit “out-of-precinct” voting. It seeks to stop North Carolina from enacting these provisions, arguing that they would unduly burden the right to vote and discriminate against African-American voters, in violation of the U.S. Constitution’s equal protection clause and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

More details are here [2].

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[1] lawsuit: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/LWV-voter-ID-challenge-federal.pdf

[2] here: https://www.acluofnorthcarolina.org/index.php/blog/aclu-and-southern-coalition-for-social-justice-file-challenge-to-north-carolina-s-voter-suppression-law.html

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