Just hours after hearing arguments, a unanimous three-judge North Carolina Superior Court panel on Thursday quickly dismissed Gov. Roy Cooper’s latest attempt to block a law creating a bipartisan state elections and ethics enforcement board.
Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) and House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) issued the following joint statement in response:
“Today the three-judge panel swiftly rejected Roy Cooper’s latest attempt to drag his political battles into the courtroom – and instead delivered a victory to North Carolina voters, who should now expect their elections and ethics laws to be enforced fairly and with bipartisan cooperation. We encourage the governor to accept this result and abandon his taxpayer-funded pursuit of total control of the board responsible for regulating his own ethics and campaign finance conduct.”