Robinson Bradshaw Represents Legislative Black Caucus in Amicus Brief



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July 17, 2019

Robinson Bradshaw filed an amicus brief in the North Carolina Court of Appeals on behalf of the North Carolina Legislative Black Caucus. The brief supports the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP in a case challenging the validity of two recent amendments to the North Carolina Constitution.

A trial court previously ruled that the 2018 constitutional amendments regarding voter ID and the income tax cap are unconstitutional because they were proposed to the people of North Carolina by a legislative supermajority elected through unconstitutional racial gerrymandering, which tainted North Carolina's state legislative maps from 2011 through 2018. The NAACP is arguing that the Court of Appeals should affirm the trial court's decision, and the Caucus supports the NAACP's position in its amicus brief.

Robinson Bradshaw attorneys Robert E. Harrington, Adam K. Doerr, Erik R. Zimmerman and Travis S. Hinman served as counsel to the Caucus.

The North Carolina Legislative Black Caucus is an association of North Carolina state senators and representatives of African American, American Indian and Asian American heritage. The Caucus works to ensure that the views and concerns of African Americans and other communities of color are heard and to develop the political consciousness of citizens of all communities and cultures.

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