Fox News – Supreme Court rejects appeal to reinstate North Carolina voter ID law. North Carolina’s tough voter identification law was dealt what could be a fatal blow on Monday, as the Supreme Court rejected an appeal to reinstate the policy.
Advocates of the law said it was meant to preserve the integrity of elections and counter voter fraud. But critics said it unfairly singled out black voters.
The justices on Monday left in place a lower court ruling citing such alleged discrimination. That ruling struck down the law’s photo ID requirement and reduction in early voting.
The decision comes just days after President Trump ordered a a review of voter fraud allegations.
In the North Carolina case, the situation was complicated when Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and Attorney General Josh Stein tried to withdraw the appeal, which was first filed when Republican Pat McCrory was governor.
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Supreme Court issues OPINIONS, does NOT MAKE LAW.
1. The supremacy clause of the federal Constitution (Art. VI, clause 2) says that only the Constitution, laws made pursuant to the Constitution, and Treaties made under the authority of the United States are the supreme law of the land. Supreme Court “opinions” are NOT part of that supreme law.
2. Supreme court opinions are not “law” — they are OPINIONS on the cases [rightly or wrongly] before the Court. The ONLY ONLY ONLY federal law in this land is: The Constitution, Laws made by Congress which are permitted by the Constitution, and Treaties made by the President and the Senate which are permitted by the Constitution.
Supreme Court opinions are NOT LAW.
3. But the statists have managed to convince most Americans that the Supreme Court is THE highest law making body in the entire Country. If people would only read our federal Constitution and use their heads, they would have seen through this absurd claim 100 years ago. – Publius Huldah
It is fact that Federal Judges can NOT make law but only issue opinions. As in Article 1, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution it is state that “All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States….”. “ALL” meaning the Judges have no legislative powers and therefore have no law making powers. Also, note that on the Supreme Courts website it states OPINIONS and not the words “now law of the land”.
As for N.C. according to the N.C. Constitution in Article II, Legislative, Section 1, Legislative power “The legislative power of the State shall be visited in the General Assembly, which shall consist of a Senate and a House of Representatives.” – Fremont V Brown III