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Lawsuits Loom Over November Election

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Four of the six constitutional amendments state Republican legislators want on the fall ballot now face a legal battle. 

The NAACP and Clean Air Carolina, an environmental advocacy group, filed suit against Republican leaders earlier this week claiming that because several North Carolina districts were deemed illegal gerrymanders in federal court, legislators do not have the authority to put constitutional amendments on the ballot. They also argue that the proposed ballot language explaining the amendments is misleading and incomplete.

Gov. Roy Cooper also filed suit to block two amendments: one on how judgeships are filled and another on his appointment powers.

WUNC political reporter Rusty Jacobs joins host Frank Stasio to talk about the latest.

Dana is an award-winning producer who began as a personality at Rock 92. Once she started creating content for morning shows, she developed a love for producing. Dana has written and produced for local and syndicated commercial radio for over a decade. WUNC is her debut into public radio and she’s excited to tell deeper, richer stories.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.