A newly elected Republican majority on the North Carolina Supreme Court is now asking to re-hear a major election law case, causing the U.S. Supreme Court to halt its review of the case.
It’s “a statutory requirement” saying the justices don’t get to review a case until lower courts are done with it, Amar told Bloomberg Law.
“The North Carolina Supreme Court had been done with it for about a year,” he said. “But now they are saying we’re going to look at it again.”
It is unclear what about the case the state supreme court wants to reconsider, and also whether the high court will continue to look at the case.
“We’re really in uncharted waters,” said Amar. “If there’s any wiggle room for the justices to decide the North Carolina case, they should take it.”
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