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NC attorneys rest case in lawsuit challenging election law

Attorneys defending North Carolina's new elections law rested their case in federal court Thursday after presenting evidence they say shows that the new law is racially neutral and has no discriminatory intent. The Winston-Salem Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1KDhIA2) the attorneys called six witnesses, the last of whom was Brian Neesby, business systems analyst for the State Board of Elections. Attorneys for the plaintiffs called four rebuttal witnesses. U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Schroeder isn't expected to rule right away on the lawsuit. For now, he has set aside a legal fight over North Carolina's photo identification requirement to vote in person in 2016 because...

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