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Neighbors on Call’s NC Policy Update for 05/13/24

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  • A federal trial over North Carolina’s voter ID requirement began on Monday in Winston-Salem. The case began over five years ago when the North Carolina NAACP, along with several local NAACP chapters, sued over the state’s then-new voter ID law. Since then, the case has worked its way through the justice system, and the voter ID requirement went into effect last fall. U.S. District Judge Loretta Biggs, the Obama-appointed judge presiding in this trial, has already ruled on the case multiple times, first issuing a preliminary injunction against the voter ID requirement and then deciding against allowing Republican leaders in the NCGA to join the suit as defendants (though both of these rulings were reversed by other courts).


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