Tag:Josh Stein

  • NCGOP: U.S. actions in Texas lawsuit could aid N.C. voter ID case

    RALEIGH – North Carolina Republicans are hopeful that a move by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions in a Texas voter ID lawsuit will help the state’s chances to prevail before the U.S. Supreme Court. On Monday, Sessions withdrew partially from a lawsuit challenging a 2011 Texas law requiring voters to…

  • Cooper, Stein move to drop appeal of ruling in voter ID case

      RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper and Attorney General Josh Stein, both Democrats, said Tuesday they’ve abandoned the state’s appeal of a court ruling that overturned North Carolina’s voter ID law. GOP  leaders called the act a “politically motivated stunt.” Cooper’s office sent a letter discharging outside counsel hired to appeal…

  • A.G.’s top deputy supported legislative slush funds

    N.C. Attorney General Josh Stein’s selection for chief deputy attorney general wrote a legal memo supporting “contingency funds” that were outside legislative oversight in an opinion that seemed to be at odds with his boss at the time, Roy Cooper, who now is North Carolina’s governor. More than a…

  • Analysts: GOP legislature would have leverage if Cooper wins

    If Attorney General Roy Cooper’s election day lead over incumbent Republican Gov. Pat McCrory eventually becomes a victory, the incoming Democrat will face an incredibly difficult challenge in pushing any of his agenda through a GOP-dominated General Assembly, election analysts say. “I think he will be one of the highest paid…

  • Crime may become election issue

    Just as Charlotte protests were devolving into riots, attorney general candidates Buck Newton and Josh Stein were asked about the issues of police shootings and racial tensions.

  • Newton, Stein offer sharp contrasts in AG debate

    Republican Buck Newton and Democrat Josh Stein agreed on many topics during a debate by the attorney general candidates Tuesday night, but the dueling lawyers did it in sometimes disagreeable fashion on the details. Newton said Stein was hiding “his troubling record as a far left liberal,” and his votes…