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Court tries to move NC election lawsuits along

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -

A federal court is trying to speed up the legal process for three combined lawsuits challenging North Carolina's elections overhaul law.
    
U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Joi Peake held a hearing Friday in a Winston-Salem courtroom and told lawyers for the state to get more documents requested by lawyers of clients who sued into their hands.
    
The lawsuits seek to stop a photo identification requirement to vote in person, scaled back early voting and the end of same-day registration. A trial won't take place until 2015, but those who sued will seek this summer to stop those changes for the November elections.
    
Peake didn't rule on a motion by state attorneys to block subpoenas seeking documents from more than a dozen legislators about the law approved last year.

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