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NC Elections Board Votes To 'Quash' Fed Subpoena

Sep 7, 2018
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The North Carolina Board of Elections voted 9-0 Friday morning to "quash" a broad subpoena from the U.S. Justice Department, which was seeking millions of records and ballots from past elections.

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The U.S. Justice Department, along with attorneys from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, have issued subpoenas for nearly a decade's worth of voter registration data in 44 eastern North Carolina counties, including Wake County.

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The U.S. and North Carolina Justice departments are asking a federal judge to allow their antitrust lawsuit to continue against Carolinas HealthCare System. In a new court filing, they argue the Charlotte-based hospital system is already conceding certain points.

NC Voting Fight Moves To Federal Appeals Court Tuesday

Jun 21, 2016
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Attorneys for the U.S. Justice Department and North Carolina square off Tuesday before the federal appeals court in Virginia. The Justice Department, the League of Women Voters and others are appealing a judge's decision that upheld North Carolina's sweeping election overhaul.

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Nearly two years after a 17-year-old African-American was found dead, hanging from a swing set in eastern North Carolina, the U.S. Justice Department announced Thursday it will not pursue criminal charges.

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The fight over House Bill 2 has moved from business boycotts and the court of public opinion to federal court.

On Monday, Governor Pat McCrory filed a federal suit against the U.S. Justice Department. The Republican leaders of the General Assembly filed their own suit against the DOJ shortly afterwards. In response, the DOJ filed its own suit against the state.

Confused About NC Voting Policies? Here Are The Basics

Mar 2, 2016
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Early voting begins Thursday. In light of several lawsuits over North Carolina’s election policies, here's a breakdown of what’s currently in effect.

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North Carolina’s sweeping election overhaul is back in a federal court in Winston-Salem this week. A judge there heard arguments this summer over changes to early voting, same-day registration and out-of-precinct voting. Now, the focus is photo ID. WFAE’s Michael Tomsic has been covering the lawsuits and joined Marshall Terry to break down the latest. 

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Early voting begins Thursday for local government elections, and many North Carolina voters may be surprised to hear they can register and vote at the same time. That's because some changes from the state's 2013 election overhaul are on hold as lawsuits play out.

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North Carolina's attorneys continue their defense of the state's sweeping election overhaul in federal court Thursday morning. On day 12 of the trial Tuesday, they offered expert testimony that the 2013 changes put North Carolina in line with the majority of states. WFAE's Michael Tomsic was in the courtroom in Winston-Salem and joined Marshall Terry to discuss the latest.

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