Stories tagged: "courts"


A protester kneels in the street before continuing with those marching through uptown after George Floyd's killing. Floyd's death sparked widespread outcry and, in North Carolina, a racial equity task force that assembled a lengthy list of recommendations for criminal justice reform. (Photo for Cardinal & Pine by Grant Baldwin).
Marijuana and Body Cams: Here Are the Big Ideas in Cooper Task Force’s Criminal Justice Report

Cooper's racial justice task force, created after George Floyd's killing, wants more training, fairer drug laws, and police accountability.

House Speaker Tim Moore in a May 4 press conference with Gov. Roy Cooper. Despite scant evidence of voter fraud, Moore has spearheaded the push for voter ID in North Carolina.
‘We’re Still Very Early in the Game’: Why NC GOP’s Voter ID Win Doesn’t Settle Legal Case

A senior counsel with the Southern Coalition for Social Justice talks the next steps in the long-running legal battle over voter ID in NC.

FAYETTEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA - OCTOBER 29: A woman walks pass campaign signs displayed outside an early voting location at Kiwanis Recreation Center on October 29, 2020 in Fayetteville, North Carolina. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Will NC’s Witness Signature Lawsuit Change the Election? Here’s What You Need to Know.

C&P talks to Damon Circosta, chair of the State Board of Elections, about the witness requirement, and why 98% of ballots will be unaffected.

With state Sen. Jeff Jackson training in the National Guard, Charlotte's Marisa Jackson is closing out her husband's crucial race for him. (Image submitted by Marisa Jackson)
‘Rise to the Occasion’: How Marisa Jackson is Closing Out Her Husband’s Crucial State Senate Campaign

With NC state Sen. Jeff Jackson barred from campaigning amid National Guard training, Marisa Jackson on her first (and last?) campaign.

Between the lawsuits and post office delays, it's hard to know what to do about absentee balloting in NC. We've got everything you need to know here. (Image via Shutterstock)
How Post Office Delays and Lawsuits Impact Absentee Voting in NC

Between postal delays and court cases, there's a lot to follow. But we’ve got everything you need to know about absentee voting in NC here.

Voting rights advocates say thousands of ballots are in limbo as a federal judge weighs NC's absentee ballot procedures.
With Thousands of Ballots in Limbo, Federal Judge Delays Ruling on NC Absentee Ballots

Voting rights advocates say that NC is running out of time before Election Day to decide what to do with thousands of absentee ballots.

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8 Bills Senate Republicans Are Ignoring as They Fight to Fill RBG’s Seat

The list of bills passed by the Democratic-controlled House that are languishing in the Republican-led Senate totaled 395 in February, and has grown longer with the pandemic.