North Carolina Sides with Jails in Us Supreme Court Strip Search Case P2

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We’re continuing our discussion of a case that was argued before the U.S. Supreme Court this week. The question is whether a jail is allowed under the Fourth Amendment to conduct a strip search of every individual arrested for any minor offense without suspicion, no matter what the circumstances. North Carolina is just one state
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North Carolina Sides with Jails in Us Supreme Court Strip Search Case

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The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a number of criminal cases during the 2011-2012 term. One case in particular has attracted the attention of states’ attorneys general and criminal defense attorneys — on opposite sides. The case is about strip searches in jails and whether they are appropriate when the prisoner is not accused of
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Prosecutors May Seek Death Penalty in Fayetteville Killing

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Almost two years ago, searchers pulled a child’s body from a thicket of kudzu along the side of a rural North Carolina highway. Investigators quickly identified the remains: The child was a 5-year-old girl who had disappeared a week earlier. Within days, authorities charged the girl’s mother and a 29-year-old man with murder. A Superior Court
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Alcohol, Speeding and a Dangerous Curve Take Lives in Durham

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A new memorial marker went up recently at a curve on N.C. 751 in Durham. The location is no stranger to fatal car crashes: Five people have died there in the past 20 years. In this most recent accident, the passenger was killed. The driver survived and is suspected of driving drunk. The two university
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Tour Bus Driver Won’t Face Traffic Charges

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The driver of a tour bus involved in a fatal accident in May will not face all of the charges originally filed against him. The four involuntary manslaughter counts will remain, but the prosecution has dropped the misdemeanor reckless driving charge. The bus, operated by a North Carolina discount bus company, was heading north on
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