A Voting-Rights Victory in North Carolina

Last Friday, three judges of the federal appeals court in Richmond, Virginia, struck down key parts of a North Carolina election law. Passed by a Republican legislature in 2013, the law imposed strict voter-identification requirements, reduced the state’s early-voting period, and made new-voter registration more difficult. In a forceful opinion, Judge Diana Motz, a Bill Clinton appointee, ruled that the law had been crafted in order to limit the number of black voters, who overwhelmingly...

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