According to the US Supreme Court, North Carolina’s Republican legislature may intervene in court to defend a voter ID law they believe the state’s Democratic attorney general is not vigorously defending.
“With the November midterm elections just months away, only Liberal Justice Sonia Sotomayor dissents in the case.
Justice Neil Gorusch wrote in the opinion “At the heart of this lawsuit lies a challenge to the constitutionality of a North Carolina election law. But the merits of that dispute are not before us, only an antecedent question of civil procedure: Are two leaders of North Carolina’s state legislature entitled to participate in the case under the terms of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure.”
And further added
“Within wide constitutional bounds, States are free to structure themselves as they wish. Often, they choose to
conduct their affairs through a variety of branches, agencies, and elected and appointed officials. These constituent pieces sometimes work together to achieve shared goals; other times they reach very different judgments about important policy questions and act accordingly. This diffusion of governmental powers within and across institutions may be an everyday feature of American life. But it can also pose its difficulties when a State’s laws or policies are challenged in federal court,”
I share the belief with NC Republicans that NC Attorney General John Stein is not defending the law properly against constitutional and voting rights challenges brought by the NAACP and other groups.
The law, S.B. 824, requires voters to present a photo ID in order to vote. This is yet another attempt from the left to combat voter integrity by seeking to mislead the public to believe that identity verification is somehow a racist action.