Court orders on voting rights mostly about timing

FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2010 file phoro, a lone voter takes part in early voting in Milwaukee. The Supreme Court deals with churning election rules in several states less than a month from November's voting, blocking voter ID laws in Wisconsin while siding with Republicans for stricter rules in North Carolina and Ohio. In Texas, a federal court strikes down a voter ID law, but the state may still appeal that ruling. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)WASHINGTON (AP) — In seemingly contradictory voting-rights actions just a month before November’s elections, the Supreme Court has allowed new Republican-inspired restrictions to remain in force in North Carolina and Ohio while blocking Wisconsin’s voter identification law.

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