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  • N.C. Supreme Court race taking a liberal turn

    N.C. Democrats have traditionally used courts as political chess pieces, but Republicans are trying — mistakenly — to turn the game in their favor by making institutional changes to boost party power, experts say. Those changes could backfire, as shown by the political maneuvering in the state’s…

  • NAACP, environmentalists ask court to strike down four amendments

    The N.C. Conference of the NAACP and Clean Air Carolina are asking Wake County Superior Court to strip four proposed constitutional amendments from the Nov. 6 general election ballot. The lawsuit argues the amendments are vague, incomplete, and misleading — and that the General Assembly itself is an…

  • Supreme Court hopeful Anglin vows lawsuit after NCGA overrides vetoes

    Editor’s note: This story was edited after initial publication to include information about legislation from Sen. Jeff Jackson and Gov. Roy Cooper’s proposed litigation. The Republican-led General Assembly wasted no time Saturday, Aug. 4, batting down a pair of Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s vetoes dealing with constitutional amendments. A Supreme…

  • Judges grill legislative attorney in redistricting hearing

    Attorneys for legislative Republican leaders endured a barrage of questions and comments from a three-judge federal court panel over lawmakers’ failure to remap 28 unconstitutionally drawn legislative districts. Judges James Wynn, Catherine Eagles, and Thomas Schroeder issued no ruling after a three-hour hearing Thursday in the…