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Everything You Need To Know About DOJ's Lawsuit To Stop America's Worst Voter Suppression Law

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ERIC HOLDER
United States Attorney Gen. Eric Holder speaks to the American Bar Association Annual meeting Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, in San Francisco. In remarks to the association, Holder said the Obama administration is calling for major changes to the nation's criminal justice system that would cut back the use of harsh sentences for certain drug-related crimes. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg) | AP

The Justice Department will file a lawsuit today challenging four parts of North Carolina’s recently enacted voter suppression law, invoking what remains of the Voting Rights Act since the five Republicans on the Supreme Court killed a key prong of the law last June. DOJ’s lawsuit will allege that four parts of the voter suppression law — North Carolina’s decision to cut early voting days, to require a photo ID to vote, to end same-day voter registration for early voters and to make it harder for voters who show up at the wrong polling place to vote — all justify placing the state under federal supervision to prevent it from disenfranchising voters.

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