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Old 02-25-2019, 06:25 PM   #1
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Judge tosses North Carolina mandatory voter ID amendment citing gerrymandering

Insane. Is this the new way of doing things? An appeal is already in the works.

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A judge in North Carolina on Friday tossed out the state's constitutional amendment requiring a voter ID, citing prevalent gerrymandering in the state's General Assembly.

Wake County Superior Court Judge G. Bryan Collins wrote in a ruling late Friday afternoon that the North Carolina General Assembly is so gerrymandered that its members do not truly represent the state's residents and thus should never have proposed a voter ID amendment in the first place.

“An illegally constituted General Assembly does not represent the people of North Carolina and is therefore not empowered to pass legislation that would amend the state’s constitution,” Collins wrote.

Collins also tossed out a second Republican-backed amendment implementing a cap on the state's income tax.

North Carolina's GOP chairman told the Raleigh News & Observer that the ruling should be overturned.

“These amendments were placed on the ballot and passed by an overwhelming majority of North Carolinians,” Robin Hayes told the newspaper. “This unprecedented and absurd ruling by a liberal judge is the very definition of judicial activism.”

North Carolina's chapter of the NAACP celebrated the decision, calling the voter ID law "racist" in a statement to the News & Observer.

“We are delighted that the acts of the previous majority, which came to power through the use of racially discriminatory maps, have been checked," Rev. Dr. T. Anthony Spearman said.

"The prior General Assembly’s attempt to use its ill-gotten power to enshrine a racist photo voter ID requirement in the state constitution was particularly egregious, and we applaud the court for invalidating these attempts at unconstitutional overreach."

The voter ID amendment passed with 55.5 percent of the vote while the amendment to cap the state income tax received 57 percent of the vote.
https://thehill.com/regulation/court...r-id-law-cites
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Judge/activist, never a good combo
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Judge/activist, never a good combo
... unless it's activism you support. All hail Muslim ban!

That said, will be interested in further developments.
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Judge/activist, never a good combo
Just because you were initially successful in robbing the bank doesn't mean you get to keep the money and the Porsche you bought with it after being caught.

Judge/justice, always a good combo.
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... unless it's activism you support. All hail Muslim ban!

That said, will be interested in further developments.
Please show me where the government banned Muslims from anything in the modern era
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Please show me where the government banned Muslims from anything in the modern era
Are you being obtuse or is your memory really that limited?

https://www.aclu-wa.org/pages/timeline-muslim-ban
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Please show me a ban on Muslims, because that ain't it
Because you and Trump say so? Spare us your mental gymnastics.
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Because you and Trump say so? Spare us your mental gymnastics.

Because you and the ACLU say so? Spare us your mental gymnastics.

I’ll take the Supreme Court over the ACLU. Thanks.
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Because you and the ACLU say so? Spare us your mental gymnastics.

I’ll take the Supreme Court over the ACLU. Thanks.
SC can't change what everyone knows the ban really is and what the ban has come to be known as.
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SC can't change what everyone knows the ban really is and what the ban has come to be known as.


You mean a ban on travelers from a list of terrorist prone countries identified by Obama?
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SC can't change what everyone knows the ban really is and what the ban has come to be known as.


#alternativefacts
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