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North Carolina Racial Justice Act

Law Protecting Against Racial Bias Repealed By GOP Lawmakers

AP | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics

RALEIGH, N.C. -- North Carolina has repealed a landmark law that had allowed convicted murderers to have their sentences reduced to life in prison if ...

An Open Letter to the North Carolina Legislature

Jamison Doran | Posted 04.04.2013 | Politics
Jamison Doran

Friends in D.C. often greet me with, "What the hell is going on down in your home state?" I'm getting awfully tired of trying to defend the state as a whole by writing those in the legislature in Raleigh off as ideologues. It is getting harder and harder to do so.

Sweeping Ruling About Racial Bias in Capital Jury Selection Shows the Need for Sweeping Reforms

Cassy Stubbs | Posted 02.17.2013 | Politics
Cassy Stubbs

Last week, North Carolina state Judge Gregory Weeks issued a sweeping ruling setting aside the death sentences of three North Carolina prisoners because of a wealth of evidence proving the prosecutors' racial bias in jury selection.

Did Race Play Into This Man's Death Sentence?

Posted 03.31.2012 | Black Voices

A man who has been on death row in North Carolina for more than 17 years for kidnapping and killing a teenager is seeking to have his sentence reduced...

N.C. Senate Votes To Revise Racial Justice Act | Posted 11.29.2011 | Black Voices

North Carolina Governor Bev Purdue is a signature away from permanently changing the state's Racial Justice Act. On Nov. 28, the state Senate vote...