April 30, 2014: A federal judge ruled this week that Wisconsin's law requiring a government issued photo ID to vote is unconstitutional. Dale Ho and Judith Browne Dianis join Hardball to discuss.
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The North Carolina NAACP lead Moral Mondays protests continue to build momentum and followers for its cause of rolling back legislation from the NC house. Moral Mondays have continued to grow each week with over 1000 people in attendance.
The Forward Together movement will continue to fight against cuts to social programs, education reforms and changes to voting laws in the state. The legislation that the NC House has pushed forward would hurt the most vulnerable North Carolinians and the voting rights legislation continues to attempt to undermine the people's right to vote.