President and General Counsel, North Carolina Institute for Constitutional Law
The fates of two popular voter-approved amendments to the N.C. Constitution hang in the balance after arguments in N.C. NAACP v. Moore, scheduled to be argued Feb. 7 before the N.C. Supreme Court. The case involves a challenge to amendments that would enshrine voter ID into the state constitution and lower the state’s cap on income tax rates. In this conversation, we’ll bring you up to date on this critical case, the arguments for and against, and reporting by Carolina Journal about a potential extreme injustice: that a scheme was under consideration to block two Republican Supreme Court justices from taking part in that case. The court resolved that dispute in December by ruling that individual justices will continue to decide for themselves whether to take part in any case.