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North Carolina voting law declared unconstitutional for discriminating against Black voters

Posted on AllSides April 23rd, 2024

Felons in North Carolina who have not completed their full sentence, including probation time, are barred from voting in North Carolina elections. An 1877 law further restricted these voters by imposing an up to two-year sentence in prison if they attempted to vote, even if they believed they re-gained eligibility. The law was challenged by the North Carolina A. Philip Randolph Institute and Action NC. They argued that the law was intentionally racially discriminatory and requested a summary judgment for the law to be struck down. Judge Loretta Biggs from...

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