Csi: Nc Sbi — is State’s Crime Lab Anti-defendant? (part 1)

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In an investigative series published this week, a Raleigh newspaper has detailed some disturbing practices at the State Bureau of Investigation (SBI). The findings are no surprise to many North Carolina criminal defense attorneys or their clients. They have known for some time that the SBI crime lab is on the prosecutor’s team and, as such, isn’t quite
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Deadline is Here to File Under Racial Justice Act

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Tuesday, August 10 was the last day for inmates to appeal their death sentences under North Carolina’s Racial Justice Act (RJA). The law allows murder defendants to present evidence demonstrating that racial bias played a role in their conviction or denial of their appeals. The deadline comes on the heels of the release of two studies that highlighted the racial disparities
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