U.S. top court rejects bid to revive North Carolina voting law

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Posted: May 15, 2017 9:38 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court put the final nail in the coffin of North Carolina's strict voter-identification law on Monday, rejecting a Republican bid to revive the measure struck down by a lower court for intentionally aiming to suppress black voter turnout.

The justices left in place the July 2016 ruling by the Richmond, Virginia-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals voiding the law passed by a Republican-controlled legislature and signed by a Republican governor.

(Reporting by Lawrence Hurley; Editing by Will Dunham)