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<Ben says> This is a follow up to my posting back on Sept 6th of last year looking into efforts by North Carolina’s Republican legislature to suppress the minority vote. Because the Supreme Court will NOT review the lower court’s decision, this clearly racist… Continue Reading “Supreme Court won’t review decision that found N.C. voting law discriminates against African Americans – The Washington Post”
In a previous posting about North Carolina’s discriminatory House Bill 2, I wrote about the NBA’s decision to move the 2017 All Star Game out of North Carolina because of the newly-enacted law that removed local protections for LGBT people. That posting hit da… Continue Reading “The Other Shoe Drops In North Carolina”
Rethuglican legislators in many red states have been trying hard to keep the “wrong kind” of voters from the polls ever since the SCOTUS gutted the 1965 Voting Rights Act; that unfortunate decision, Shelby County v. Holder, came down in June of 2013. There have… Continue Reading “Another Look at North Carolina’s Voter Suppression Bill”
A decision handed down by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit found that North Carolina’s 2012 law requiring a picture ID at the polls is unconstitutional. The law took away a week of early voting as well. Seventeen states in all… Continue Reading “Strict Voter ID Law in NC Overturned by Appeals Court”
Four months ago, the State Legislature in North Carolina passed the Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act, commonly known as House Bill 2. The bill nullified the City of Charlotte’s newly-passed ordinance forbidding discrimination against LGBTQ citizens, mandated that transgendered people use the… Continue Reading “The NBA is Moving the 2017 All Star Game out of Charlotte”