Tag:special session

  • Cooper’s selective constitutionalism in redistricting fight

    Before Gov. Roy Cooper and his surrogates accuse the N.C. General Assembly of “thumbing its nose at the North Carolina Constitution and the U.S. Supreme Court,” the governor might want to reflect on his own actions in connection with legislative electoral redistricting. The best place to start involves a question:…

  • House Bill 17 expands superintendent’s authority (and more)

    One of the most far-reaching of the 21 bills filed by House members during the special legislative session that convened today is House Bill 17, sponsored by House Rules Committee Chairman David Lewis, R-Harnett, among others. The bill undertakes a serious reshuffling of state government in several departments, led…

  • Senate Democrats Walk Out On Vote Overturning ‘Bathroom’ Ordinance

    Senate Democrats on Wednesday walked out of the chamber moments before their GOP colleagues voted unanimously to adopt a state law reversing a newly passed Charlotte ordinance allowing transgender people to use whichever public bathroom they choose. Republican Gov. Pat McCrory signed the measure, which also established a statewide nondiscrimination…

  • Campaign dispatch, March 23, 2016

    • Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper, who’s running for governor against incumbent Pat McCrory, posts a video opposing the special legislative session dealing with (among other things) Charlotte’s so-called “bathroom ordinance.” Cooper supports the ordinance.   • The McCrory campaign responded to Cooper’s video and announcement. • More candidates…

  • Special Session May Address Charlotte ‘Bathroom’ Ordinance

    House Speaker Tim Moore on Thursday called for a special session of the General Assembly to reverse a city of Charlotte ordinance that would allow transgendered individuals to use either men’s or women’s bathrooms in the state’s largest city. At a press conference, Senate leaders left open the possibility of…