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North Carolina Voter ID Survives Federal Appeals Court Challenge PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 10 February 2021 08:41
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit not to review a three-judge panel's ruling upholding North Carolina's voter ID law.  
 
The three-judge panel's ruling had reversed a district court order blocking North Carolina's voter ID law. That Fourth Circuit panel held that “the district court’s opinion devotes little analysis” to its ruling, and that “we reverse because of the fundamental legal errors that permeate the opinion.”
 
The three-judge panel included judges appointed by both Presidents Trump and Obama. The plaintiffs appealed to seek a full 'en banc' review from the Fourth Circuit judges, but instead the court handed another win to North Carolina voters who approved a proposed constitutional amendment on voter ID in 2018. 
 
"This is another win for North Carolina voters in federal court," North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore said, "and our commonsense voter ID requirement must be implemented for the next election cycle in our state." 
 
"As an original sponsor of North Carolina's voter ID constitutional amendment in 2018, I am working with my colleagues in General Assembly leadership to protect this vital election integrity measure that the people approved in a ballot referendum. As the 2020 elections demonstrated, voting in person with a photo ID is the best way to ensure the integrity of our elections.” 
 
A strong majority of states have a voter ID law. North Carolina’s voter ID law is non-strict – any qualified voter can attest to a reasonable impediment to obtaining a qualifying ID and still cast a ballot. 
 
North Carolina’s voter ID law also accommodates religious objectors, provides for free government-issued IDs and accepts drivers’ licenses, passports, military and veteran IDs, student IDs, voter ID cards, as well as state and local government IDs. Drivers’ licenses from other states would even qualify in some circumstances. 
 
North Carolina's law applies to both absentee and in-person voting. A state court injunction on the voter ID law remains in place despite the federal order being lifted, and further litigation is expected in both forums this spring. 
 
Activities With Pope Francis Dominate President and Mrs. Obama's Public Schedule PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 24 September 2015 06:00

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - President Obama's Thursday morning will include two activities with Pope Francis. The White House public schedule for September 24 shows:

** 9:00 AM
The President, the First Lady, the Vice President, and Dr. Biden participate in the State Arrival ceremony for His Holiness Pope Francis

South Lawn Open to pre-credentialed media Pre-set 7:30AM; Final Gather 8:30AM – North Doors of the Palm Room

** 10:15 AM
The President holds a bilateral meeting with His Holiness Pope Francis

Gather Time 9:30AM – Rose Garden Pool Spray at the Top Oval Office

Commentary about the morning posted to the White House website:

"In the morning, the President and the First Lady will welcome His Holiness Pope Francis to the White House. The Vice President and Dr. Biden will also attend. The arrival ceremony on the South Lawn is open to pre-credentialed press. The deadline to request media credentials has passed.

Later in the morning, the President will hold a bilateral meeting with His Holiness Pope Francis in the Oval Office. There will be a pool spray at the top of the meeting."

The full schedule can be found at whitehouse.gov.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 September 2015 06:19
 
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