Courthouse News reports:
Governor Roy Cooper sued the State of North Carolina, the President Pro Tempore of the North Carolina Senate and the Speaker of the North Carolina House, claiming that the North Carolina General Assembly limited his constitutional duties as governor and violated the constitutional separation of powers.
Session Law 2023-139, previously Senate Bill 749, removed Cooper’s ability to fill positions on the Board of Elections, which had five seats, and instead granted that ability to Speaker of the House of Representatives Philip Berger, President Pro Tempore of the Senate Timothy Moore, and the minority leaders of the House and Senate.
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In a suit describing legislative leaders as “possessed” by power, Governor Roy Cooper claims the state’s General Assembly is flouting constitutional principles and disregarding the separation of power. @SKHaulenbeek https://t.co/N0FoYbJ7GB
— Courthouse News (@CourthouseNews) October 18, 2023
NEW: North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper (D) sues over new law removing his power to appoint members to the state board of elections.
— Democracy Docket (@DemocracyDocket) October 17, 2023
North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper on Tuesday sued Republican legislative leaders, alleging changes to the state and county board of elections violate the North Carolina Constitution. https://t.co/dmdXVwNPcP
— WCNC Charlotte (@wcnc) October 17, 2023