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State urges N.C. Supreme Court to reject Barber’s trespass appeal

Lawyers representing the state are asking the N.C. Supreme Court to reject an appeal from left-wing political activist the Rev. William Barber. In paperwork filed Friday, the N.C. Department of Justice argues against the Supreme Court taking up Barber’s appeal of a conviction for second-degree trespass. The conviction stemmed from a 2017 protest Barber led...

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Appeals Court upholds Barber’s trespass conviction at General Assembly

The N.C. Court of Appeals has upheld a second-degree trespass conviction against left-wing activist the Rev. William Barber. The conviction stemmed from a 2017 protest Barber led at the state Legislative Building against Republican leaders of the General Assembly. “Defendant led a group of approximately [50] people through the General Assembly office complex, protesting the...

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Cases involving Barber, CON await N.C. Court of Appeals in-person hearings

Cases involving a high-profile political activist and a controversial state medical regulation await the N.C. Court of Appeals as it returns to regular in-person hearings this week. The state’s second-highest court announced recently that it will resume its regular schedule of in-person oral arguments with the start of its fall session. Three-judge Appeals Court panels...

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Prosecutors fight calls to remove elected DAs from police shooting cases

Liberal activist the Rev. William Barber is loudly calling for a special prosecutor to take over the case of Andrew Brown, who was shot after Pasquotank County deputies tried to serve him with search and arrest warrants. “Inept. Incompetent. Incapable of fixing this,” said Barber in a community protest, according to the News & Observer....

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