Common Cause of NC’s Bob Phillips on a trio of remarkable rulings from the state Supreme Court
The Republican majority of the North Carolina state Supreme Court issued a trio a rulings last week on the subject of elections and voting rights that promise to further undermine our increasingly fragile democracy. In Harper v. Hall, the court ruled that state lawmakers are free to gerrymander electoral districts for partisan gain to their hearts’ content. In Homes v. Moore, it blessed a voter ID law that will disenfranchise thousands of citizens. And in Community
Success Initiative v. Moore, the court made it likely that thousands of low-income formerly incarcerated people will never regain their right to vote.
And earlier this week, in an effort to understand these momentous rulings, NC Newsline caught up with one of the state’s leading good government watchdogs, Common Cause of North Carolina executive director, Bob Phillips.
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