North Carolina's voter ID law could get new life at the U.S. Supreme Court.

FOX's Jared Halpern has more from Washington:

After a federal appeals court ruled North Carolina's voter ID law was enacted with discrimination in mind, state leaders are now asking the U.S. Supreme Court to put that ruling on hold.

Republican Governor Pat McCrory's office argues the photo ID mandate and other provisions of the voting law should go back in place while an appeal is prepared.

The petition was filed with Chief Justice John Roberts, who can decide on his own or refer the question to the full court. It's expected he will ask the other side to respond.

The law was challenged by the North Carolina NAACP. North Carolina attorneys say the state should not be forced to rework election plans so close to election day.

In Washington, Jared Halpern, FOX News.

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