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Federal court blocks NC voter ID law, citing 'racially discriminatory intent'

A federal appeals court ruled North Carolina's voter ID law violated the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment and the Voting Rights Act — writing that the state law was implemented with “racially discriminatory intent.”

The decision by the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals reverses a lower court’s ruling, which in April had upheld the constitutionality of requiring a photo ID card to cast a ballot.

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