Typical North Carolina politics…
Published on Apr 24, 2012 by rnc
Published on Apr 24, 2012 by GOPICYMI
On “Now With Alex Wagner” (MSNBC) panelists discuss how the Obama White House is blurring the lines between campaign and official travel (April 24, 2012).
By EMERY P. DALESIO | Associated Press
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A condemned killer’s trial was so tainted by the racially influenced decisions of prosecutors that he should be removed from death row and serve a life sentence, a judge ruled Friday in a precedent-setting North Carolina decision.
Superior Court Judge Greg Weeks’ decision in the case of Marcus Robinson comes in the first test of a 2009 state law that allows death row prisoners and capital murder defendants to challenge their sentences or prosecutors’ decisions with statistics and other evidence beyond documents or witness testimony.
Only Kentucky has a law like North Carolina’s Racial Justice Act, which says the prisoner’s sentence is reduced to life in prison without parole if the claim is successful.
“The Racial Justice Act represents a landmark reform in capital sentencing in our state,” Weeks said in Fayetteville on Friday. “There are those who disagree with this, but it is the law.”
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Video Published on Apr 18, 2012 by mittromney
Four years ago at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado, then-candidate Barack Obama said that Democrats measure progress by whether people can find a job and provide for themselves and their families. In September, President Obama and the Democrats will meet for the Democratic National Convention in North Carolina, a state that has lost nearly 50,000 jobs since President Obama took office and has an unemployment rate at nearly 10%.
Rick Henderson, Carolina Journal managing editor, discusses N.C. Gov. Beverly Perdue‘s misues of federally embargoed unemployment data for political purposes. Henderson offered these comments during an interview with Donna Martinez for Carolina Journal Radio (CarolinaJournalRadio.com) Program No. 452. Video courtesy of CarolinaJournal.tv.