TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Suzanne Craig Robertson on Oct 2, 2014

A federal appeals court threw out parts of North Carolina’s new voting law on Wednesday, saying they were likely to disenfranchise black voters. WRCB reports that the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals suspended provisions of the Republican-backed law that would have eliminated same-day registration during early voting and voided ballots cast on Nov. 4 outside of a person's assigned precinct. The case -- one of many working their way through the federal court system -- is part of what some call the greatest national struggle over voting rights in decades. The National Law Journal, in reporting on Monday's divided U.S. Supreme Court that allows Ohio to curtail early voting, said the new voting restrictions have been challenged in seven battleground states where the November election outcomes could be at stake.