On Monday, May 15th, after four long years of struggle, our Moral Movement in North Carolina won a major victory against the strategy of Republican extremists who are determined to subvert democracy in America.
Writing on behalf of the Supreme Court, Chief Justice John Roberts denied a petition to review the 4th Circuit Court’s ruling that North Carolina lawmakers acted with “discriminatory intent” when they passed an omnibus voting bill “targeting African-Americans with almost surgical precision.”
The lower court’s ruling stands as the last word in NC NAACP vs. McCrory, vindicating the hundreds of people who were willing to go to jail and the tens of thousands who protested this effort to suppress the vote in North Carolina.
For anyone concerned about the extremism in Washington, D.C. today, the past four years in North Carolina may be instructive. We have met the sons of Jim Crow who went to law school and became James Crow, Esquire. But we have also learned how to stop them. As the basic institutions of democracy are under assault in America today, we need a Moral Movement to stand against deconstruction. (NBC News)