All these HB 2 lawsuits are making me dizzy.
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Here is a copy of the U.S. Department of Justice lawsuit filed yesterday afternoon against the State of North Carolina. The McCrory (North Carolina) v. USA lawsuit is pending in federal court in the Eastern District of North Carolina (Raleigh). The DOJ lawsuit is pending in federal court in the Middle District of North Carolina (Greensboro).
Both lawsuits were filed yesterday.
As I reported yesterday, Judge Terrence Boyle is the assigned judge for the Raleigh lawsuit. I checked Pacer this morning, and it doesn’t appear that a judge has been assigned yet to the Greensboro suit. Judge Thomas Schroeder of the Middle District is the assigned judge for a lawsuit filed in March by private plaintiffs challenging HB 2.
It looks like North Carolina will be where the action is for a while. We’ll keep you posted.