The U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals granted a quick review of the recent ruling on North Carolina’s election law overhaul. In an order filed on Thursday, Clerk Patricia S. Connor stated that attorneys should have all their briefs submitted to the appellate court by June 14. Rick Hasen, a law professor at the University of California-Irvine who has been following the case, said it was possible that under such a schedule a hearing could be held in July and a ruling issued before the November general elections. But most expect any ruling to be challenged up to the U.S. Supreme Court, and what would happen there is unclear.
On Monday, U.S. District Judge Thomas Schroeder issued a 485-page ruling that upheld numerous changes to North Carolina’s election law.
Schroeder rejected challengers’ arguments that it was unconstitutional to require voters to show one of six photo identification cards to cast a ballot because it put a greater burden on black, Latino and young voters.
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