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Late on Friday, August 8th, Federal District Court Judge Thomas Schroeder issued a ruling in the lawsuit SCSJ and others are pursuing to stop the sweeping and harmful election law changes that the North Carolina General Assembly put into effect last year. You can read the 125-page opinion here.
This is a partial victory for the Plaintiffs because the court denied the state’s motion to have the case dismissed outright. The Plaintiffs are looking forward to a full trial in the summer of 2015. However, because the court denied Plaintiffs’ request for a preliminary injunction, this ruling means North Carolina voters will face new hurdles this fall as they seek to vote in mid-term elections.
Our press release on the ruling is available here.