Sunday, August 10, 2014

Federal Court Rules NC Voter ID Law Stands

The Obama administration suffered another body blow.  A federal court struck down; once again, Attorney General Eric Holder’s nonsensical assault on North Carolina’s voter ID law.  Here is an excerpt from the Courts opinion:

After careful consideration, the court concludes that Defendants’ motion for judgment on the pleadings should be denied in its entirety. Plaintiffs’ complaints state plausible claims upon which relief can be granted and should be permitted to proceed in the litigation. However, a preliminary injunction is an extraordinary remedy to be granted in this circuit only upon a “clear showing” of entitlement.

After thorough review of the record, the court finds that as to two challenged provisions of SL 2013-381 [ NC’s voter ID law], Plaintiffs have not made a clear showing they are likely to succeed on the merits of the underlying legal claims. As to the remaining provisions, the court finds that even assuming Plaintiffs are likely to succeed on the merits, they have not demonstrated they are likely to suffer irreparable harm - a necessary prerequisite for preliminary relief - before trial in the absence of an injunction. Consequently, the motions for preliminary injunction and the United States’ request for federal observers will be denied. This resolution renders the motions to exclude expert testimony moot.

I can hear them now. Libtards, near and far, decrying the outrage that people will actually have to show an ID at the polls.  All the Observers that infest this state will publish editorials weeping about how Democrats are unfairly targeted.  Because, you know, a welfare recipient is required to have an ID to receive benefits, but somehow they’re oppressed when it’s required to vote.  Oh, the humanity!

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