ROCKINGHAM — Criminal charges against the former county human resources director were dismissed by the prosecutor Friday.

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ROCKINGHAM — In an effort to collect payments and keep delinquent parents out of jail, the Richmond County Child Support office is offering an amnesty deal.

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RALEIGH — After slogging through a mass of statistical data and redistricting jargon, day three of Common Cause v. Lewis brought the court back to the fundamental questions: the constitutionality of Republicans’ gerrymandered maps and the legal implications of the controversial Hofeller files.

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RALEIGH — If you can’t get a law, then go to court.

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RALEIGH — Partisan gerrymandering returns to state court Monday, July 15, for a battle that could stretch over weeks.

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RALEIGH — A court battle over legislative redistricting escalated Tuesday, July 2, into a tug-of-war over records that may or may not be considered public.

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The presumption of innocence.

It’s a hallowed maxim of American jurisprudence.

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Monday, 29 April 2019 12:30

COLUMN: Bail isn't supposed to punish

If you are convicted of a crime, the government can punish you. If you are arrested but never convicted, the government can’t punish you.

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RALEIGH — A decision by Wake County Superior Court Judge Bryan Collins to invalidate two constitutional amendments isn’t necessarily tarnished by partisanship or judicial activism, former Supreme Court Justice Bob Orr says.

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 North Carolina’s highest court will soon decide whether defendants who believe they were wrongfully convicted have the right to complain to the jurors who sat in judgment. 

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