Litigation in state court challenging North Carolina's new photo voter identification law will now continue before multiple judges tasked with weighing whether the requirement violates the state constitution.
Wake County Superior Court Judge Vince Rozier ruled the case must be transferred to a three-judge panel because the litigation filed by several voters challenges the law's constitutionality for all voters lacking a qualifying ID.
While Rozier did dismiss one specific claim in the lawsuit, he let stand two others that Republican legislative leaders argued were speculative or failed because the plaintiffs lacked legal standing to sue over them.
The ruling filed Wednesday is the latest action within three lawsuits challenging either a constitutional amendment approved by voters in November mandating photo ID or the law passed later to implement the amendment.
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