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Fourth Circuit Strikes Down Discriminatory Provisions of Gov. Pat McCrory's North Carolina "Omnibus" Election Law

Harold Lloyd | Posted 08.08.2016 | Politics
Harold Lloyd

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has struck down provisions of Gov. Pat McCrory's "omnibus" election law requiring photo identification in form bla...

North Carolina's Top Attorney: Governor Didn't Tell Me He Was Suing Over Bathroom Law

The Huffington Post | Dana Liebelson | Posted 05.10.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) did not tell his state's top attorney he would be suing the U.S. Department of Justice over the stat...

Will North Carolina Be Potty Police Waterloo?

Barbra Siperstein | Posted 03.30.2016 | Queer Voices
Barbra Siperstein

The threat of transgender women as predators exists only in the imagination of bigots. Supporters of the measures have been unable to point to a single case that justifies the need to legislate where people should be allowed to use the toilet. North Carolina is the first state to pass such a provision.

Samantha Lachman

For North Carolina Attorney General, Running For Governor Will Mean Taking On His Top Client | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.02.2015 | Politics

RALEIGH, N.C.-- When North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper (D) announced in February that the state would receive $21.5 million in a settlement w...

Hating the Hate in Showtime's 'L Word Mississippi'

Annie L. Scholl | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Annie L. Scholl

We're not looking to have an elaborate wedding. Likely we'll show up, just the two of us, at a courthouse some 300 miles away. Imagine, my dear heterosexual friends, if this were you. I'm just going to guess you'd be a bit irritated.

North Carolina Attorney General To Stop Defending State's Gay Marriage Ban

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics

A federal appeals court ruling striking down Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage is reverberating across the state's border. Roy Cooper, North Caro...

Eric Holder To State AGs: You Don't Have To Defend Gay Marriage Bans

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder urged his state-level counterparts to recognize that they're not required to defend any state ban on same-sex marria...

Samantha Lachman

Emilio Vicente Runs To Help All Undocumented Students | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.10.2014 | Latino Voices

Undocumented immigrant Emilio Vicente is on the ballot Tuesday in North Carolina. The job is short-term but offers a significant platform: Vicente, a ...

Taking Back North Carolina

Roy Cooper | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics
Roy Cooper

It has been a painful year for the people of North Carolina and for our state's reputation. In just one year, the Tea Party controlling Raleigh has sl...

North Carolina: Threatening Fifty Years of Progress in Ten Months

Roy Cooper | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Roy Cooper

For the first time since Reconstruction, North Carolina has a General Assembly and governorship controlled by the extreme factions of the Republican Party, and their legislative super majority means their power is unchecked. It's as if the Tea Party created its own playground of extremist fantasies.

Shahien Nasiripour

Mortgage Industry Could Face Massive Changes That Protect Homeowners | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Federal regulators and the top law enforcement officers in all fifty states are eyeing big changes to the dysfunctional home loan industry. If these o...

NC-Sen: Will AG Roy Cooper Announce in the Next Two Weeks?

Senate Guru | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Senate Guru

I'm speculating that North Carolina's Democratic AG Roy Cooper will announce that he will be a candidate for Senate against freshman Republican backbencher Richard "Bank Run" Burr in 2010.