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McCrory, Cooper blast each other on LGBT law in debate
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
RTP, N.C. – North Carolina Republican Gov. Pat McCrory and Democratic challenger Roy Cooper blamed each other at every turn Tuesday in their gubernatorial debate, in particular regarding a state law McCrory signed limiting nondiscrimination rules for LGBT people that has received national criticism. McCrory also declined to withdraw his support for
5 seats up for election on North Carolina Court of Appeals
Monday, October 10, 2016
In addition to one seat on the state Supreme Court, North Carolina voters next month get to choose who will hold five seats on the state Court of Appeals. The 15-member intermediate appeals court sits in three-judge panels to hear cases. Four races feature an incumbent and challenger. A fifth race has three candidates because Court of Appeals Judge Martha
McCrory wants crime lab as big issue in race against Cooper
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
RALEIGH – The competency of the North Carolina State Crime Laboratory to help police catch criminals or rule out suspects has become a key attack point for Republican Gov. Pat McCrory against the man ultimately in charge of the lab, his Democratic gubernatorial challenger Roy Cooper. Ads by the governor and other Republicans have focused on problems
Supreme Court rejects appeal under NC racial bias law
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court will not hear an appeal from four former death row inmates in North Carolina who claimed systemic racial bias contributed to their death sentences. The justices said Monday they will not disturb a state Supreme Court ruling that could result in new death sentences for the three African-American and one Native American
Cases to watch in the new U.S. Supreme Court term
Monday, October 3, 2016
The U.S. Supreme Court’s 2016-17 term began Monday, and experts agree that with the court one justice down, some hot-button issues may not be so hot this year. The court’s docket is by no means set, and while there are issues of race, religion and immigration to be reviewed, the 40 cases justices have agreed to hear are, for the most part, very
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