Neighbors on Call's Weekly Policy Update for 1/3/22

Updated: Jan 17


Voting Rights


On December 30, U.S. District Court Judge Loretta Biggs ordered a delay in a trial to determine the constitutionality of the NC voter ID law. The trial, set to begin in federal District Court in January, will now be delayed because the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments about who should defend the law in court. Republican leaders in the NC legislature want SCOTUS to allow them to defend the ID law, rather than allowing Attorney General Josh Stein, a Democrat, to represent the state. Judges in lower federal courts have already ruled in favor of the Attorney General. SCOTUS is expected to decide the case by summer of 2022.

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Neighbors on Call's Weekly Policy Update for 1/3/22

Updated: Jan 17


Voting Rights


On December 30, U.S. District Court Judge Loretta Biggs ordered a delay in a trial to determine the constitutionality of the NC voter ID law. The trial, set to begin in federal District Court in January, will now be delayed because the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments about who should defend the law in court. Republican leaders in the NC legislature want SCOTUS to allow them to defend the ID law, rather than allowing Attorney General Josh Stein, a Democrat, to represent the state. Judges in lower federal courts have already ruled in favor of the Attorney General. SCOTUS is expected to decide the case by summer of 2022.

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Voting Rights On Thursday the North Carolina State Board of Elections held a public comment session about a series of proposed additional rules for partisan election observers. These rules, which woul

Fair Representation On Friday a federal judge ruled that two Green Party candidates, including one for U.S. Senate, must be listed on North Carolina ballots in November. The NC State Board of Election

Voting Rights On Friday a Court of Appeals decision from earlier this year went into effect, allowing North Carolinians with felony convictions who are on parole, probation, or another form of state s