Crime (page 37)

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    In case you missed it …

    WTVD asked the John Locke Foundation to respond to the first veto override of Monday’s legislative session, the one targeting revisions to the Racial Justice Act.
    Mitch Kokai, July 3, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Barry Smith reports for Carolina Journal Online about the General Assembly’s votes to override three of Gov. Beverly Perdue’s vetoes — on the state budget, fracking, and revisions to the Racial Justice Act. Troy Kickler’s Daily Journal probes the deeper meaning of the patriotic country song…
    Mitch Kokai, July 3, 2012
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The U.S. Supreme Court struck them down as unconstitutional, and North Carolina lawmakers have worked this year to remove so-called “matching funds” or “rescue funds” from the state’s system of taxpayer-financed election campaigns. Jeanette Doran of the N.C. Institute for Constitutional Law discusses the issue during the next edition of…
    Mitch Kokai, June 29, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features a conversation with Louisiana State University law professor John Baker about the overcriminalization of federal law. Rick Henderson’s Daily Journal notes the General Assembly’s missed opportunity this year to scrap unnecessary state boards and commissions.
    Mitch Kokai, June 29, 2012
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    Perdue vetoes bill on death penalty; override sought

    Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue has vetoed the bill that sought to tighten up the Racial Justice Act. The bill, however, passed both chambers of the General Assembly by veto-proof margins, and legislative leaders have indicated they will seek a veto override. Said Perdue in her statement: “As long…
    Barry Smith, June 28, 2012
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    National Review on the Edwards mistrial

    A wise man once said of John Edwards: “I think he’s a reprehensible person. But not every scum or liar or reprehensible person is a criminal.” Those thoughts came to mind when this observer read National Review‘s take on the recent Edwards mistrial, which appears in full below.
    Mitch Kokai, June 21, 2012
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    Shifting 16-year-old offenders from adult courts to the juvenile system

    North Carolina is one of only two states that send all 16-year-old offenders to adult courts, rather than the juvenile justice system. State lawmakers are considering a proposal to shift those charged with misdemeanors away from the adult court system. They heard some support for the cause today during the…
    Mitch Kokai, May 21, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Carolina Journal Online highlights a new John Locke Foundation report that urges North Carolina policymakers to shift most 16-year-old offenders from the adult court system to the juvenile system. The lead researcher will discuss his report at noon today during a presentation to the John Locke Foundation’s Shaftesbury…
    Mitch Kokai, May 21, 2012