Innocence Commission: Saving Lives and Under Fire

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The North Carolina House of Representatives hasn’t moved on the bill since early April, but there it sits in committee, future uncertain. Supported by the North Carolina Conference of District Attorneys, the bill would limit the powers of the state’s Innocence Inquiry Commission in a few significant ways. For anyone in the position of one
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Legislators Propose Repeal of Racial Justice Act (p. 2)

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We were talking about House Bill 615, the proposal that would gut North Carolina’s Racial Justice Act. The bill was referred to committee last week but has not been scheduled for discussion or a vote yet. If the bill is passed, inmates who have been convicted of murder and sentenced to death will have to
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