Voting Rights Act

Local News
8:53 am
Thu October 2, 2014

Inside The Case: Why Federal Appeals Court Put Some NC Voting Changes On Hold

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Federal appeals court judges ruled Wednesday the U.S. Justice Department is likely to succeed in its argument that North Carolina's election overhaul will deny or curtail African-Americans' right to vote. The appeals court ordered North Carolina to put some changes on hold this November. WFAE's Michael Tomsic joins us now to explain why.

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Local News
5:29 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

Federal Court Will Hear Expedited Appeal Of NC Voting Lawsuits

A federal appeals court will give the North Carolina NAACP and other groups one last chance to argue that North Carolina's election overhaul should be put on hold this November. On Tuesday, the court granted an expedited appeal of a federal judge's decision that denied an injunction against some of the changes.

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Local News
9:10 am
Mon August 11, 2014

Inside The Case: Why Federal Judge Denied Injunction Against NC Voting Changes

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 A federal judge ruled late Friday against the U.S. Justice Department's request to put some of North Carolina's sweeping election changes on hold. Judge Thomas Schroeder's decision comes about a month after a four-day hearing in Winston-Salem, in which the Justice Department, the NAACP and other plaintiffs said the changes will deny or curtail African-Americans' right to vote. 

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Local News
10:21 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

NC's Voting Changes 'Especially Troubling,' Holder Says In Announcing Lawsuit

The federal government is suing North Carolina over its sweeping new voting law. The Justice Department announced Monday it'll challenge at least four parts of the law that it says will restrict minorities' right to vote.


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Local News
9:31 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

Court Decision A Setback For Voter Rights, Cooper Says

Attorney General Roy Cooper

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to strike down part of the Voting Rights Act Tuesday could have a big impact on North Carolina.


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The Party Line
5:02 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

12th District's History, Future Will Be Getting More Attention

North Carolina’s 12th Congressional District has a storied and controversial history and the likelihood is that the district will garner even more attention when a variety of events converge within the next few months. 

With Congressman Mel Watt’s nomination to head the Federal Housing Financing Agency, an open-seat contest has already attracted considerable attention, especially from black Democratic candidates seeking to replace the 20-year veteran legislator. 

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