Rja Cases Add to Courts’ Backlog

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Can things get any worse for the North Carolina court system? Already facing a backlog of cases, the courts can anticipate claims prompted by the State Bureau of Investigation’s questionable practices. And, they have to wade through the claims inmates, defendants and their attorneys filed under the state’s Racial Justice Act. The law was enacted
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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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