monster voting law

House speaker: Lawmakers may soon revisit issue of voter ID

BY: - November 21, 2017

House Speaker Tim Moore visited Moore County recently and told an audience that lawmakers could soon take up a voter identification issue again, this time through a constitutional amendment, according to The Pilot. The U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals struck down the state’s original voter ID law and found that it sought to “target […]

NCGOP expects legislature to resurrect “monster” voting law ‘in an acceptable fashion’

BY: - May 15, 2017

North Carolina’s GOP Chairman Robin Hayes is confident the legislature will move “very quickly” to pass a new law that reflects the “monster” voting bill’s premise. The U.S. Supreme Court decided today that it would not take on an appeal to reinstate the omnibus voter law, which would require an identification to vote, reduce early […]

BREAKING: U.S. Supreme Court will not review North Carolina’s “monster” voting law; law remains struck down

BY: - May 15, 2017

The U.S. Supreme Court will not take on an appeal to reinstate North Carolina’s “monster” voting law, which was struck down by a lower court because it was passed with intent to racially discriminate against African American voters. The case is North Carolina v. North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP and the Fourth Circuit […]


Fate of popular same-day registration still up in the air

BY: - May 2, 2017

As Melissa Boughton reported yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court passed again this week on taking any action on the monster voter suppression law enacted by the General Assembly and thrown out by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. One of the many things at stake in the case is the fate of […]

U.S. Supreme Court again takes no action to resolve North Carolina voting rights case

BY: - May 1, 2017

The U.S. Supreme Court took no action today on a voting rights case it discussed in a conference last week. This means the case will likely be relisted for a fourth conference this Friday. Rick Hasen, who has been following North Carolina v. North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP closely, said today on his blog […]

U.S. Supreme Court takes no action after re-visiting “monster” voting law

BY: - April 24, 2017

The U.S. Supreme Court did not announce any action Monday regarding a North Carolina voting rights case justices discussed at a Friday conference. As Rick Hasen said last week, “no news is no news,” and doesn’t necessarily indicate anything good or bad. The Election Law Blogger speculated that the case may be relisted for a third […]


AG Stein to US Supreme Court: GOP lawmakers cannot step in, defend Monster voting law

BY: - March 10, 2017

North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court yesterday that should (if justice prevails) help move us another step closer to the final demise of North Carolina’s disastrous 2013 voter ID/voter suppression statute that’s also not so affectionately known as the “Monster Voting Law.” In the brief, Stein forcefully […]

Why strict voting laws like North Carolina’s are discriminatory: An explainer

BY: - February 22, 2017

Yesterday, Gov. Roy Cooper and Attorney General Josh Stein took steps to withdraw the state’s request for the U.S. Supreme Court to review the state’s controversial 2013 voting law that the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals struck down last July. For those not following the matter closely, here is a brief layperson’s explanation/reminder of what […]


Expert: NC voter suppression law will be revived if Trump’s Supreme Court nominee is confirmed

BY: - February 21, 2017

In case you missed it the other day, U.S. Supreme Court expert Ian Millhiser posted another damning and sobering assessment of Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch. His first finding: if Gorsuch had been on the court last year, North Carolina’s “monster” voter suppression law would be in full force. This is from his […]


Dissecting McCrory’s “laughable” explanation for his appeal to the Supreme Court

BY: - August 18, 2016

This morning’s lead editorial in the Greensboro News & Record includes an on-the-money takedown of Gov. Pat McCrory’s downright preposterous excuse for pushing an “emergency” appeal of the Fourth Circuit’s July ruling striking down the state’s “monster” voter suppression law. As the N&R demonstrates, the Guv’s explanation would literally be laugh-out-loud funny if it wasn’t so […]


Supreme Court expert: It’s as if NC lawmakers “were trying to get caught” on voting rights

BY: - August 15, 2016

Ian Millhiser, the extremely knowledgeable Supreme Court observer/analyst at the Center for American Progress, has some advice for the lawyers representing Gov. Pat McCrory and the other defenders of the state’s voter suppression law that the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals struck down a couple of weeks ago. This is from his new post: “Is […]


Editorials: Let the people vote!

BY: - August 9, 2016

It’s hard to believe that in 2016 we’re still combating efforts to keep North Carolinians — especially poor and minority North Carolinians — from voting. But here we are, 90 days from the election, facing just such a situation as local boards of election join with legislative leaders in an ongoing effort to restrict the […]