It’s a bad day to be a racist legislator in North Carolina. The Supreme Court has decided they will not hear a challenge to reinstate a voter restriction law that seemed almost surgically designed to suppress the African-American vote.

Bloomberg reports:

Turning away the appeal pressed by state Republican leaders, the justices left intact a ruling that said the provisions were racially discriminatory in violation of federal voting-rights law. In addition to requiring people to show a photo ID, the North Carolina law reduced the number of early voting days and eliminated same-day registration and out-of-precinct voting.

The decision came as a surprise to court observer because four conservative justices previously tried to revive the measure before the 2016 election. That effort failed because it was an emergency request that required five votes, but the court could have accepted the latest appeal with only four votes.

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