HB 722 “Capital Procedure/Severe Disability” has been filed, sent to committee, and now has been sent to the Rules Committee. When first looking at the bill, one would think it would be drawing a line between a severe mental disability and alcohol use in cases where the death penalty can be applied. Insanity would not [...]
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UNC system President Tom Ross has weighed into the gun debate. Ross wants a provision in House Bill 937, that allows concealed carry permit holder to have a weapon in a locked vehicles on a college campus. to be removed. This should come as no surprise to anyone. Ross, as head of the liberal Z Smith Reynolds Foundation, [...]
This week’s Civitas Quiz focuses on the “Raise the Age Bill.” HB 725 “Young Offenders Rehabilitation Act” otherwise known as “Raise the Age” was introduced to the public last week during a press conference. How much do you know about teenagers in the court system? Check out the quiz questions and test your knowledge here. [...]
Flipping through the channels on the television, you’ll hear a lot of talk about motorcycle helmet laws. I thought to myself: What do the motorcyclists think about legislation such as House Bill 109 “Require Safety Helmets/Under 21”? Under certain conditions, it would allow motorcyclists and passengers to ride without helmets if they are over 21. [...]
This is the last in the 3 part series including the Turner family and their experience with the Racial Justice Act. Roy Turner Jr. was killed in the line of duty and his parents are sharing their story about how they have been affected.