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Judge: no trial on Voter ID lawsuit until after 2014 elections

A judge has ruled there will not be a trial challenging North Carolina's new Voter ID law until after the 2014 elections A judge has ruled there will not be a trial challenging North Carolina's new Voter ID law until after the 2014 elections

 

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - A federal judge in Winston-Salem says there will be no trial on North Carolina's voting law changes until after the 2014 elections.

U.S. District Judge Joi Peake said Thursday a lawsuit challenging the new law is too complicated to be resolved before the elections.

Peake said the two sides will need more time to prepare for a trial that she said might not be conducted before mid-2015.

Peake says she will consider a request from those challenging the law to block some of its provisions from taking effect until after the trial.

The U.S. Justice Department, the North Carolina NAACP, and American Civil Liberties Union and others are challenging the changes, saying they appear to be designed to discourage voting by those most likely to vote for Democrats.

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