Thomas Farr, center, confers with Alexander McC. Peters, left and Phil Strach, right, during a break in state court where they defended GOP lawmakers on a challenge to the now-defunct Voter ID law. Farr was nominated on Thursday, July 13, 2017, by President Donald Trump to fill a federal judge post in the Eastern District of NC.
Thomas Farr, center, confers with Alexander McC. Peters, left and Phil Strach, right, during a break in state court where they defended GOP lawmakers on a challenge to the now-defunct Voter ID law. Farr was nominated on Thursday, July 13, 2017, by President Donald Trump to fill a federal judge post in the Eastern District of NC. Chris Seward N&O file
Thomas Farr, center, confers with Alexander McC. Peters, left and Phil Strach, right, during a break in state court where they defended GOP lawmakers on a challenge to the now-defunct Voter ID law. Farr was nominated on Thursday, July 13, 2017, by President Donald Trump to fill a federal judge post in the Eastern District of NC. Chris Seward N&O file
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Should lawyer who defended NC GOP on voter ID and redistricting be a federal judge? Trump and NC senators say yes

July 14, 2017 12:34 PM

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