John Hood, president of the John Locke Foundation, weighs in on the US Justice Department's decision to challenge to North Carolina's recent voter laws. In his column he calls it a "political lawsuit" that seems more designed to help Democratic turnout in the 2014 midterm elections.
"What’s the Obama administration trying to do?'' Hood writes.
"No, I’m not speculating about the president’s strategies for implementing his health care law or besting Congressional Republicans in budget battles. Today’s topic is closer to home: the decision by Attorney General Eric Holder to file a lawsuit alleging that North Carolina’s new election law violates the federal constitution and Voting Rights Act.