North Carolina fight over Governor Cooper’s powers continues

FILE - In this June 24, 2016, file photo, North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper speaks during a forum in Charlotte, N.C. North Carolina legislators will repeal the contentious HB2 law that limited protections for LGBT people and led to an economic backlash, the state's incoming governor, Roy, said Monday, Dec. 19. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – Laws approved by the Republican-dominated legislature that reduced powers of North Carolina’s new Democratic governor are getting challenged again, this time by those who argue the special session in which they were approved was illegal.

Common Cause and ten North Carolina residents sued Wednesday over the constitutionality of the December session.

Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and others already have sued over some of those laws, with mixed results.

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