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Apr 14, 2014 at 8:02 AM
North Carolina's highest court is again looking into the state's capital punishment laws.
Jul 13, 2013 at 11:39 AM
Three days after an editorial in The New York Times ripped the policies of North Carolina's Republican-led General Assembly, Gov. Pat McCrory on Saturday wrote a response to the newspaper praising the state's leadership for making the "tough...
Jun 20, 2013 at 7:21 AM
Gov. McCrory signed into law a repeal of an act that allowed convicted murderers to reduce life sentences if they could prove racial bias.
Jun 12, 2013 at 10:36 AM
Gov. McCrory could sign a bill as soon as this week that would allow death penalty executions to resume in the state of North Carolina.
Apr 3, 2013 at 7:41 AM
NC Republican senators say rule changes to capital punishment procedures will help mete out justice upon convicted killers.
Jul 6, 2012 at 3:58 PM
Lawyers have worked out a few details on how four NC death row inmates will have their sentences reviewed.
Jul 5, 2012 at 8:42 PM
A spokesman for the Durham-based Center for Death Penalty Litigation says the three men and one woman want to have their sentences reduced to life in prison under the original 2009 Racial Justice Act, not the amended version passed by the General Assembly last month.
Jul 2, 2012 at 6:41 AM
NC lawmakers want to wrap up work for the year this week, can't because Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue has issued vetoes
Jul 1, 2012 at 3:11 PM
Advocates of a North Carolina law aimed at driving racial prejudice from death penalty cases are pressuring five Statehouse Democrats to stop supporting a bid to dilute it.
Jun 28, 2012 at 9:57 PM
The Racial Justice Act directs judges to reduce a sentence to life in prison if they find race was a significant factor in a convicted murderer receiving a death sentence or in the composition of jurors hearing a case. Only Kentucky has a similar law.
Jun 21, 2012 at 5:59 AM
The measure to postpone the hydraulic fracturing vote was made after an unscheduled discussion rework the Racial Justice Act.
May 17, 2012 at 11:49 PM
We talk to a defense attorney to explain the moratorium on executions.
Apr 20, 2012 at 11:01 AM
The case is the first test of NC Racial Justice Act. Prosecutors said they would appeal the ruling.
Feb 17, 2012 at 12:28 PM
Special sessions have become increasingly common because of disagreements among legislators.
Feb 1, 2012 at 7:32 PM
The Fayetteville Observer reported that retired professor George Woodworth of the University of Iowa testified Wednesday in the first evidentiary hearing over North Carolina's Racial Justice Act.