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RALEIGH — N.C. Senate leaders say they value government transparency — especially given the COVID-19 pandemic. A bill recently filed in the House presents an opportunity for those senior officials to show commitment to the state’s “sunshine laws.”

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RALEIGH — A collection of churches filed a federal lawsuit Thursday, May 14, challenging Gov. Roy Cooper’s executive order banning mass gatherings, a move that has severely limited indoor worship services.

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RALEIGH — Some Senate Republicans want to take the teeth from Gov. Roy Cooper’s COVID-19 emergency executive orders, which they say are killing small businesses. 

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RALEIGH — About 400 North Carolina churches could join a lawsuit challenging Gov. Roy Cooper’s statewide stay-at-home order.

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With the Equal Rights Amendment making its way back into the news in the month of February, the legal community has been abuzz with the possibility of a 28th Amendment finally getting tacked on to the Constitution. Of course, much of this conversation has been dedicated to whether the Equal Rights Amendment would need to go back through the full ratification process, meaning that it is probably a non-issue at the moment.

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Tuesday, 11 February 2020 15:04

COLUMN: Yes, the ERA has been ratified

On Jan. 15, Virginia became the 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. According to the U.S. Constitution, that makes the ERA part of "the supreme law of the land."

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RALEIGH — Rep. Craig Horn, R-Union, said he wouldn’t be surprised if a judge orders the state to spend more on education.

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RALEIGH — A ruling by the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver could have ramifications beyond Colorado, political experts say.

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On April 1, The Supreme Court of the United States ruled against death-row inmate Russell Bucklew's appeal of his execution method. Nixing his claim that a rare medical condition would make the execution unconstitutionally "cruel and unusual" by virtue of being excruciatingly painful, the Court (in an opinion written by Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch) held that the Eighth Amendment "does not guarantee a prisoner a painless death."

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RALEIGH — Grassroots supporters pressed North Carolina legislators Wednesday to call for a states’ convention that could propose constitutional amendments to limit federal power and shrink Congress’ influence.

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