Today, the United States Supreme Court granted legislators’ petition for a writ of certiorari in the long-running federal voter ID litigation.
Previously, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit denied legislators’ motion to intervene in the case to defend North Carolina’s voter ID law. The Supreme Court is expected to hear oral arguments sometime between February and March.
House Speaker Tim Moore said, “We look forward to taking this fight to the U.S. Supreme Court. Attorney General Josh Stein has repeatedly put his political position above the will of the voters and cannot be trusted to defend North Carolina’s constitutional voter ID law.”
He continued, “The people have spoken. A resounding majority of North Carolina voters have approved voter ID at the ballot box. We will ensure their voices are heard. We will mount a vigorous defense of the law on behalf of the citizens of North Carolina.”