SB 416 now heads to Bev Perdue, otherwise know as the “Veto Governor,” after being voted on in the Senate 30-18. Will she veto or let the body represented by the majority prevail?
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Relatives of murder victims express disgust at what they see as a repeal of the Racial Justice Act.
Yesterday, SB 416, Amend Racial Justice Act, cleared a House Judiciary subcommittee on an 8-6 party line vote. This action comes off of a failed attempt to repeal the act last year, when legislators were unable to override Perdue’s veto of the repeal. The changes to the bill come relatively soon after a Cumberland county [...]
A House judiciary panel passed an amendment to the Racial Justice Act narrowing what evidence could be used in an inmate’s appeal of a death sentence. A death row inmate could no longer use statistics in a hearing to argue racial bias is ingrained in North Carolina’s judicial system. The inmate would have to prove a prosecutor [...]
It’s day four since Occupy Raleigh’s exodus from their campsite (located where Hillsborough Street and Edenton Street meet), but signs of their occupation remain. Despite a day of “beautification” and tearing down camp, piles of trash, camping supplies, and “artwork” still remain. Scavengers appear to have picked through any construction supplies that may still be [...]