Goodbye Hello: Supreme Court Takes On Lethal Injection Protocol

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The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear the appeal of three inmates on Oklahoma’s death row. They are challenging the use of the sedative midazolam in that state’s lethal injection executions. In theory, the drug renders the inmate unconscious in an effort to spare him or her the excruciating pain that the remaining two
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Public Defenders Commit To Ending Racial Bias In the Justice System

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A group of North Carolina public defenders rallied in Charlotte just a couple of days shy of the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday. What brought them together was a common belief that the criminal justice system across the country is plagued by racial bias, discrimination and inequality. The first speaker called on Dr. King’s
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Supreme Court Case Absolves Officers Of Reasonable Mistakes Of Law

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Our readers are, or at least should be, aware that officers don’t have free reign to investigate criminal activity. In fact, officers must always have some legally justifiable basis to stop and question a suspect, to stop a vehicle, to conduct a search, or to make an arrest. One common standard to which officers are
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Your Home Is Your Castle, Unless You’re A Registered Sex Offender P2

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We are talking about the North Carolina law that prohibits registered sex offenders from living within 1,000 feet of a public or private school or day care center. The law went into effect in 2006 and grandfathered in any registered sex offenders that had established residences within the proscribed area before that date. A local
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Your Home Is Your Castle, Unless You’re A Registered Sex Offender

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WNCN News published an article on its website in October about registered sex offenders and a “loophole” in state law. Registered sex offenders, the station reported, are allowed to live as close to a school or daycare center as they want if they lived there before Aug. 16, 2006. The magic date is the day
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