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North Carolina Speaker of the House Tim Moore says he’s looking at how best to respond to the NC Supreme Court ruling that two voter-approved constitutional amendments can be nullified because they were put on a ballot by a legislature that was elected under gerrymandered maps.

Speaker Moore (R-Cleveland) said the ruling ignores all precedent and smacks of partisan politics. “They ought to not be wearing black robes,” Moore said. “They should be wearing blue robes.”

Meanwhile, a grand jury in Wake County requested the District Attorney offer a criminal indictment against NC Attorney General Josh Stein over a campaign ad he ran against his opponent in 2020. A 90-year old law makes it illegal to recklessly lie about a political opponent. Stein argues that the law is an unconstitutional infringement on First Amendment free speech rights.