DOJ Hits NC Over 'Discriminatory' Changes To Election Law

Law360, Los Angeles (September 30, 2013, 7:38 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice hit North Carolina with a lawsuit in federal court on Monday, challenging the state’s recently passed voter identification law under the non-discrimination requirements of the Voting Rights Act.

The lawsuit, which also names the North Carolina State Board of Elections and the Executive Director for the State Board of Elections, comes after North Carolina House Bill 589 was signed into law in August. The U.S. says at least four provisions of H.B. 589 were adopted with the purpose, and will have...
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