A three-judge panel struck down a portion of a 2017 law that created an 8-member elections and ethics board and.

The Raleigh News and Observer reports that on Monday, the judges - acting on a January 26th order from the state Supreme Court - kept in place a recently merged State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement. But they voided a portion of the 2017 law that dictated how members would be appointed to that board.

On Tuesday, Gov. Roy Cooper asked the state Supreme Court to reverse the Monday ruling or clarify a confusing order issued in January by the high court’s majority.

In the governor’s request for review of the Monday ruling, his attorneys asked the court to expedite his appeal and seek any response needed from NC lawmakers by Friday, noting that the law goes into effect March 16th.