Trial next month over NC voter ID lawsuit may stall after legislative changes last week



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RALEIGH, North Carolina — A North Carolina judge is deciding whether a state lawsuit challenging voter ID requirements should keep going after changes to the law last week by the General Assembly.

WRAL reports (http://bit.ly/1BxyzTY ) lawyers representing voters and civil rights organizations on one side and the state and the General Assembly on the other side appeared Monday before Superior Court Judge Michael Morgan.

The judge gave attorneys from both sides until July 2 to argue whether the lawsuit should go forward. A trial is set for July 13.

The lawsuit challenges North Carolina's 2013 law, which required all voters to show a government-issued ID to cast a ballot. The General Assembly loosened those requirements last week to allow driver's licenses or state-issued ID cards expired for less than four years to be accepted.


Information from: WRAL-TV, http://www.wral.com

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