Tag:ACLU

  • Campus free speech bill heads to governor

    RALEIGH — North Carolina lawmakers have given the green light to a bill protecting free speech at public universities. In a 34-11 vote, House Bill 527, Restore/Preserve Free Speech, passed the Senate on Wednesday. The House, which passed H.B. 527 in April, on Thursday voted 77-34 to concur with the Senate’s revised version of the bill. H.B. 527 requires the University of North Carolina Board of Governors…

  • ‘Raise the age’ provision part of House-Senate budget deal

    RALEIGH — The General Assembly’s compromise budget plan funds House Bill 280, which would raise the age of many juvenile offenders from 16 to 18. The General Assembly has allocated $1 million to implement the plan, and $13.4 million to build a new juvenile detention facility. The N.C. Department of…

  • Sessions’ move may signal end to H.B. 2 lawsuits

    As attorney general, Roy Cooper refused to defend North Carolina in a lawsuit challenging House Bill 2. He used the so-called bathroom law passed by the General Assembly as a rhetorical weapon in his successful campaign against incumbent Republican Gov. Pat McCrory. As governor, Cooper may soon…

  • Academics: DOJ Claims of H.B. 2 Discrimination A Legal Stretch

    The Obama administration is treading on thin legal ice in its effort to get Gov. Pat McCrory and the UNC system to eliminate the bathroom privacy provisions spelled out in House Bill 2, a Campbell University law professor says. On Wednesday, the U.S. Justice Department sent a letter to state…

  • Raleigh Rally Supports Alabama Display

    RALEIGH — About 200 people rallied Wednesday at North Carolina's State Capitol in support of public displays of the Ten Commandments and unrestricted acknowledgments of God. Organizers of the rally are leading a series of demonstrations that began Sunday in Montgomery, Ala., where Chief Justice Roy Moore was ordered to…