SCOTUS refuses appeal of ruling against North Carolina’s “make it hard for African-Americans to vote” law

Source: NBC News

“The U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to hear North Carolina’s appeal of a court ruling that found its legislature intended to discriminate against minorities in enacting one of the toughest voter ID laws in the nation. As is the court’s usual custom, no explanation was given for turning down the appeal, and no vote was noted. … In a blistering decision last July, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals said the state legislature explicitly set out to discover the kind of accommodations that minority voters use most often and then to roll back or eliminate them, targeting African Americans ‘with almost surgical precision.'” (05/15/17)