Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals opinion in N.C. voting case
A federal appeals court on Wednesday blocked some provisions of a North Carolina law that bars same-day voter registration, saying it would disproportionately affect minority voters.
In a 2-1 decision, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that North Carolina’s new elections law — passed last year by the state’s Republican-controlled legislature — violated a section of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 that prohibits discrimination based on race.
“The district court got the law plainly wrong in several crucial respects,” the court wrote.
Sources: U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals