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North Carolina Repeals Its Racial Justice Act

North Carolina Repeals Its Racial Justice Act

by Julianne Hing on June 6 2013, 4:52PM

The unique law allowed death-row inmates to challenge their sentences if they showed that racial bias played a role in their sentencing.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Ruling for First Death Row Inmate to test North Carolina’s Racial Justice Act Expected Soon

by Jorge Rivas on February 29 2012, 3:21PM

The North Carolina law lets prisoners use statistical patterns to try to prove death sentences or jury selections were racially biased.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

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