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    One More Opportunity For N.C. To Lead The Way In Criminal Justice

    North Carolina has made many strides in criminal justice reform over the past decade. From justice reinvestment legislation to juvenile justice reform to making it easier for former offenders to get occupational licenses, North Carolina has been quietly leading the nation in criminal justice reform. The next step…
    Brenee Goforth, February 27, 2020
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    Criminal Law Recodification in North Carolina: The Whole Country’s Watching

    In 2014, the Manhattan Institute published a provocative report called Overcriminalizing the Old North State. The authors, Jim Copland and Isaac Gorodetski, described the rapid and disorganized proliferation of new crimes in North Carolina between 2009 and 2014, including many strict-liability crimes created, not by the legislature, but by…
    Jon Guze, August 2, 2017