Wake judge's ruling overturning voter ID, income tax cap stayed

Watauga Democrat,  March 7, 2019

A ruling that threw out two state constitutional amendments was stayed by the N.C. Court of Appeals, pending a review, on March 6.

The ruling keeps state constitutional amendments establishing photo ID requirements to vote and a 7 percent maximum allowable state income tax rate... that voters approved in the November election.

The case, N.C. National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and Clean Air N.C. against N.C. House and Senate leaders Tim Moore and Phil Berger, ended on Feb. 22 with Wake County Superior Court Judge G. Bryan Collins ruling that the NCGA did not have the power to pass the amendments due to a previous decision that declared the body an illegal racial gerrymander.

By Thomas Sherrill

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