- Associated Press - Monday, August 13, 2018

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The Latest on a candidate for state Supreme Court fighting to have his party affiliation on the ballot (all times local):

2:55 p.m.

A North Carolina Supreme Court candidate fighting to have his party affiliation listed on the November ballot has won a second victory in court.

A Wake County Superior Court judge halted enforcement of a new law removing certain judicial candidates’ party affiliation. The preliminary injunction issued Monday will remain in place until two lawsuits over the issue can be resolved.

Finalized earlier this month by Republicans in the legislature, the law says a judicial candidate’s party affiliation won’t be listed next to the candidate’s name if it was changed less than 90 days before filing for a race. 



State Supreme Court candidate Chris Anglin says the law targets him. He was a registered Democrat three weeks before entering the race as a Republican. Republicans accuse Anglin of being a Democratic “plant” trying to split the vote in the race. 

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12:30 a.m.

A North Carolina Supreme Court candidate’s lawsuit against Republican legislators over a law preventing him from having his party listed on November ballots is returning to court.

A judge scheduled a Wake County hearing Monday to consider requests by candidate Chris Anglin and a lower-court candidate also fighting the law finalized by GOP legislators earlier this month.

The law says a judicial candidate’s party affiliation won’t be listed next to the candidate’s name if it was changed less than 90 days before filing for a race. Anglin says the law targets him - he was a registered Democrat three weeks before entering the race as a Republican.

Republicans accuse Anglin of trying to split the GOP vote with incumbent Justice Barbara Jackson to help Democratic opponent Anita Earls win.

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