U.S. Supreme Court rules Republicans can defend North Carolina voter ID law

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By Nate Raymond (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that Republican lawmakers in North Carolina can intervene in a lawsuit challenging a voter ID law that they believed the state’s Democratic attorney general was unlikely to defend strongly enough. In a 8-1 decision https://tmsnrt.rs/3ndjwKA authored by conservative Justice Neil Gorsuch, the court ruled that two Republican legislative leaders could join the lawsuit to defend the constitutionality of a 2018 law that Attorney General Josh Stein was already defending. Gorsuch said Republican-backed state law expressly authorized …

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