Justices Allow NC Lawmakers To Join Voter ID Case

By Khorri Atkinson (June 23, 2022, 10:42 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that two leaders of the GOP-controlled North Carolina General Assembly are entitled to join their state's Democratic attorney general in defense of a contentious voter ID law amid worries that the Tarheel State's chief legal officer is not vigorously defending the measure in court.

In an 8-1 ruling authored by Justice Neil Gorsuch, the majority overturned a Fourth Circuit order barring Speaker of the North Carolina House Tim Moore and Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger from intervening to defend S.B. 824's photo ID requirements, the constitutionality of which is being challenged by voting rights...

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