US Supreme Court deals blow to 'discriminatory' voting law

US Supreme Court deals blow to 'discriminatory' voting lawThe US Supreme Court on Monday dealt a severe blow to a North Carolina voting law widely seen as discriminating against African Americans. The Supreme Court opted not to hear the case, thereby leaving in place a ruling by a federal appeals court that had struck down key parts of the legislation enacted by the Republican-dominated state legislature in 2013. The law was criticized for enacting rules that appeared designed to sideline African American voters, such as reducing the time period for early voting, prohibiting voters from registering on the day of the election, and forcing them to present certain types of photo ID.



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