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Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Supremes kill popular voter-ID law in 4-4 ruling

North Carolina decision could prove ominous for other states

In a stunning decision watched closely by other states, the Supreme Court on Wednesday, in a 4-4 split, left standing an appeals court decision that gutted North Carolina’s voter ID provisions.

The plan by the state to protect the integrity of its elections had been affirmed in a nearly 500-page decision by a district court judge, but this summer a panel from the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals claimed it targeted minority voters.

The single-page order from the Supreme Court provided no explanation for the decision, but it revealed Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Anthony Kennedy, Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas would have given the state at least temporary relief until the full arguments were heard.

Ruth Ginsberg, Elena Kagan, Sonia Sotomayor and Stephen Breyer, the well-established liberal coalition on the bench, affirmed the appeals court’s decision.

It means the state’s planned cutbacks on early voting and limits on the preregistration of those who are 16 won’t be on the books for the 2016 election.

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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is truly amazing the four justices are blind stupid and ignorant to disagree with the requirement to have proof of citizenship to vote

Anonymous said...


The Fourth Circuit's decision making has been altered by Obama appointees, thus the appeals decision that put it before the Supremes.

This is why this election is so very critical. Don't be distracted; Trump is the last hope to hang onto the Constitution. Votes for minor candidates are effectively vote for Clinton. Hold your nose, if you must, but vote for Trump.

Anonymous said...

This is why this upcoming election is so important. If Hillary is elected we will be seeing our freedoms disappear one by one. Vote Trump whether you like him or not!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
This is why this upcoming election is so important. If Hillary is elected we will be seeing our freedoms disappear one by one. Vote Trump whether you like him or not!

September 8, 2016 at 9:05 AM


Then you have stupid people like Julie Brewington and Michael Swartz who think they are so smart that they will vote for a 3rd Party Idiot. Dumb A$$es!