From the Wall Street Journal:
A divided Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected an emergency appeal by North Carolina seeking to revive stricter state voting rules, which reduced the number of days for early voting and required photo identification at the polls.
The high court, in a brief written order, declined to stay an appeals court ruling from July that struck down North Carolina’s Republican-backed voting rules. The appeals court found state lawmakers enacted the rules with the intent to discriminate against black voters.
North Carolina’s bid to restore the rules for Election Day split the Supreme Court’s current eight justices along ideological lines, with four liberal justices rejecting the request and four conservative justices supporting the state. The even split meant a loss for the state’s appeal.Read more
The Sheriff's Office will host its 1st Annual Community Appreciation Night on September 16, 2016, from 5-9PM. The event will be held on the Sheriff's Office lawn at 295 West Street, Pittsboro, and will give residents the opportunity to get to know the Sheriff's Office family in a fun, family-friendly environment. All meals, activities, prizes, and services are free while supplies last. For more information visit the Chatham County Sheriff's Office Facebook page for more details or call Lt. Phillip Richard at 919-548-2398.Read more