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North Carolina Republican lawmakers win right to intervene in court and defend state’s voter-ID law

This article was updated on June 23 at 4:33 p.m. The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that two Republican legislators in North Carolina can join a lawsuit to defend the constitutionality of the state’s voter-identification law. Two lower courts had rejecte

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A small, procedural win for prisoners challenging a state’s method of execution

On Thursday, a divided Supreme Court held that prisoners making Eighth Amendment challenges to a state’s execution method can proceed under 42 U.S.C. § 1983; they are not forced into federal habeas litigation that is procedurally doomed. Nance v. Ward was

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