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NC justices weigh legality of voter ID, tax amendments

North Carolina Judicial Branch

More litigation on voting, redistricting and race has reached North Carolina’s highest court. Justices held oral arguments Monday examining a lawsuit that alleges the legislature was barred from placing constitutional amendments on the ballot because lawmakers who agreed to do so were elected from districts declared to be illegal gerrymanders. The amendments approved by voters in 2018 mandated photo voter identification and reduced the maximum income tax to 7%. A trial judge voided those amendments, but the Court of Appeals overturned that ruling. A divided Supreme Court struck down new redistricting maps earlier this month, with a majority declaring those lines were unlawful, too.

Updated: February 14, 2022 at 2:57 PM EST