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A North Carolina court invalidates the voter identification statute for being intentionally racist.

Justices: Voter ID law was passed with intent to discriminate against African American voters. Supreme Court also upholds ruling that congressional districts drawn by N.C. lawmakers “fell short of constitutional standards”. Decision overturns lower court’s approval of state senate districts as well. The North Carolina Supreme Court upholds a controversial voter ID law.

The ruling is one of the court’s final decisions before it becomes GOP-controlled. The state legislature could try to pass a new version of the law that would be viewed more favorably by a conservative-leaning court.