On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court decided not to hear the case of North Carolina, Et Al v. North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP, et al, which centered on whether a state law requiring voter IDs was constitutional. The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals had ruled that North Carolina’s law was unconstitutional because it improperly discriminated against black people.
The Supreme Court announced that they will not hear the case, leaving the Fourth Circuit’s decision in place. The decision comes after what Chief Justice John Roberts described as a “blizzard of filings over who is and who is not authorized to seek review in this Court under North Carolina law.”
Chief Justice Roberts wrote in a statement that the Court’s decision not to hear the case does not reflect any opinion or belief about either side’s position about the constitutionality of the voter ID law. He stated, “[t]he denial of a writ of certiorari imports no expression of opinion upon the merits of the case.”
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