North Carolina One Step Closer to Repeal of Racial Justice Act P2

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The bill that would repeal North Carolina’s Racial Justice Act has not made it out of committee in the House of Representatives, but the bill’s authors are confident that it will pass and be signed during this session. Opponents of the Racial Justice Act have long contended that the law has served as a back-door
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Racial Justice Act Amended – or Gutted – over Governor’s Veto

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Efforts to keep the Racial Justice Act intact failed this year. Just two days after Gov. Bev Perdue vetoed SB 416, the senate and the house voted to override her veto. The amendments are now law, and the battle against racial prejudice in North Carolina’s justice system shifts gears; RJA supporters are now on the
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Guilty of First-degree Murder, Defendant May Face Death Penalty

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Following more than two weeks of often grisly and occasionally shocking testimony, the trial of the 32-year-old man accused of killing a woman best known as a member of the North Carolina State Board of Education entered its last phase. The jury announced late Friday afternoon that they found the defendant guilty of first-degree murder, rape
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