TV News LIES

Wednesday, Apr 16th

Last update02:37:08 AM GMT

You are here News Politics Justice Department to challenge North Carolina voter ID law

Justice Department to challenge North Carolina voter ID law

E-mail Print PDF

eric HolderThe Justice Department will file suit against North Carolina on Monday, charging that the Tar Heel State’s new law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls violates the Voting Rights Act by discriminating against African-Americans, according to a person familiar with the planned litigation.

Attorney General Eric Holder is expected to announce the lawsuit at noon at Justice Department headquarters, flanked by the three U.S. attorneys from North Carolina.

The suit, set to be filed in Greensboro, N.C., will ask that the state be barred from enforcing the new voter-ID law, the source said. However, the case will also go further, demanding that the entire state of North Carolina be placed under a requirement to have all changes to voting laws, procedures and polling places “precleared” by either the Justice Department or a federal court, the source added.

Until this year, 40 North Carolina counties were under such a requirement. However, in June the Supreme Court declared unconstitutional the formula Congress used to subject all or part of 15 states to preclearance in recent decades.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Home> Politics Texas Grand Jury Being Seated in Rick Perry Ethics Case

Rick PerryA Texas judge selected a second grand jury Monday in an investigation into whether Gov. Rick...

NRA gunning for more than just right to bear arms

NRAWhen the Obama administration announced plans to halt the domestic sale of most elephant ivory, the...

Anonymous critics to Dropbox: Drop Condoleezza Rice, or we'll drop you

Confy Rice When Dropbox CEO Drew Houston announced on Wednesday that the company had appointed Condoleezza Rice,...

State workers can wear anti-governor pins, judge says

anti governor pinThe 2011 anti-Branstad pins marks at least the third time state officials have attempted to ban...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!