RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina appeals court has rejected a request by Republican lawmakers for its full cadre of judges to decide whether it was legally appropriate to block implementing voter photo identification. The Court of Appeals denied on Tuesday the motion by GOP legislators asking the entire court rehear questions ruled on last month by three of the court’s 15 judges. 

That panel declared the photo ID requirement should have been halted months ago because of questions about its constitutionality.

The state court injunction likely means a voter ID requirement won’t be carried out in the fall elections unless the state Supreme Court steps in.

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