Morning Beauties! Here’s all the news you need to know to get your Monday off to the right start.
Federal Trial In North Carolina Determines If The State’s Election Laws Discriminate Against Black Voters
North Carolina is now presiding over legislation from 2013 to decide if the state’s election laws discriminate against black voters. The regulations at stake include cutting down on voting days, same-day registration and preregistering high school students. There is also a case on Texas law requiring voters to display a photo ID during registration. The lawsuit in North Carolina was waged by the local N.A.A.C.P. Chapter, the League of Women Voters, a group of college students and the Department of Justice. All involved with the cases expect them to have a lasting effect on national voting practices for the 2016 presidential elections. Read more at NPR.
Greece Heeds To Creditors’ Demands, Country Remains In Eurozone
The president of the European Council announced on Twitter this morning that lenders have reached an agreement in the Greek debt crisis. The plan includes many of the austerity measures the Greek government was originally trying to avoid, including financial assistance from the International Monetary Fund, selling off 50 billion euros of government assets and promptly agreeing to the final draft of the country’s now third bailout package, possibly by Wednesday. Although President Alexis Tsipras emphasizes the country’s success in avoiding a Grexit, analysts note that Athens has essentially suffered from “total capitulation” as the deal offered by creditors months ago was significantly more generous. Read more at the New York Times.
Scott Walker Declares Presidential Candidacy
Yet another republican candidate has entered the 2016 race for president. With a Facebook video post today, Scott Walker said: “I’m running for President of the United States because Americans deserve a leader who will fight and win for them.” Walker is entering the race after two terms as the governor of Wisconsin. Read more at ABC News.