WASHINGTON – Committee on House Administration Ranking Member Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 8-1 that the North Carolina Legislature has the right to intervene to defend the state’s voter ID law in Berger v. North Carolina NAACP:
“Today’s ruling is a huge win for voter ID and the right of state legislatures to intervene and defend their laws when a rogue attorney general fails to do their job and goes against the will of the people because of politics. In fact, implementing commonsense safeguards, like voter ID, to ensure safe and secure elections should never be political.
“I was proud to join the Lawyers Democracy Fund in filing an amicus brief with SCOTUS to highlight that the U.S. Constitution grants state legislatures the primary role in establishing election law and that the role of a state attorney general is not to serve as the state’s lawmaker. Ultimately, the 8-1 majority agreed and adopted the reasoning from our brief in their opinion.”
Ranking Member Davis op-ed: Voter ID is just common sense, but it needs the Supreme Court’s protection
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