DOJ Statement of Interest in NAACP Voting Rights Case

DOJ Statement of Interest in NAACP Voting Rights Case

North Carolina NAACP, et al., Plaintiffs, v. North Carolina State Board of Elections, et al., Defendants. 


The United States respectfully submits this Statement of Interest pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 517, which authorizes the Attorney General to attend to the interests of the United States in any pending lawsuit. This matter implicates the interpretation and application of the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA), 52 U.S.C. § 20501 et seq., a statute over which Congress accorded the Attorney General broad enforcement authority. See 52 U.S.C. § 20510(a). The United States has a substantial interest in ensuring that the NVRA is properly interpreted and uniformly enforced around the country.(1)

The United States files this Statement for the limited purpose of articulating proper standards under Section 8 of the NVRA, 52 U.S.C. § 20507, on which the plaintiffs rely in their motion for a temporary restraining order. It takes no position on any other issue before this Court. [...]