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NC Supreme Court To Hear More Racial Bias Cases

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear the appeal of state attorneys who disagree with a trial court ruling that reduced death sentences of three convicted killers to life in […]

10/04/2013

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Racial Justice Act Repeal Heads To NC Gov. McCrory

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A bill that Republicans say is designed to clear the way for executions to resume in North Carolina is headed to Gov. Pat McCrory’s desk after receiving final legislative approval Wednesday. […]

CBS Charlotte–06/13/2013

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NC House Passes Repeal Of Racial Justice Act

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina House has passed a bill clearing the way for executions to resume in the state. The House voted Wednesday to fully repeal a law that allows convicted murderers […]

CBS Charlotte–06/05/2013

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N.C. Bill Restarting Executions Advances In House

A North Carolina House panel endorsed a bill Wednesday that repeals a procedure for condemned inmates to challenge death sentences on racial grounds, sending the measure to the full House for final passage.

05/29/2013

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NC GOP Seeks Sharp Limits To Racial Justice Law

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina lawmakers presented legislation Wednesday to overhaul the Racial Justice Act, bidding to stop convicted killers from using certain provisions of the landmark act in a bid to show racial bias influenced their death sentences.

06/06/2012

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State NAACP Leader Backs Racial Justice Act Ruling

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — The head of the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP says the decision to spare the life of a death row inmate under the Racial Justice Act was a breath of new life into the state Constitution’s promise of equal protection under the law.

04/23/2012