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Wednesday, 11 May 2022 13:03

Abortion law in N.C. after Roe

RALEIGH — After the well-publicized leak of a draft decision from the U.S. Supreme Court, it appears a majority of the court could overturn the current federal precedent — as laid out in Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. The decision is likely to be released in May or June.

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In the wake of a leaked draft Supreme Court opinion which, if it represents a final vote, would overturn Roe v. Wade, pro-choice advocates are marshaling their best — and worst — arguments against removing that ruling's protections for abortion.

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RALEIGH — Last week, the North Carolina Child Fatality Task Force submitted its 2022 Annual Report to Gov. Roy Cooper and the N.C. General Assembly. The report contains data on child deaths and recommendations for changes in law to prevent child deaths formulated by the Task Force after studying data, hearing presentations by agency leaders and experts in child health and safety, and hearing recommendations from child death reviews. 

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On May 2, Politico hit America with a bombshell scoop: A leaked Supreme Court draft opinion overturning the last 50 years of federal jurisprudence on abortion, discarding Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, and returning the matter to the states.

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ROCKINGHAM — A man who had an outstanding warrant in another county is now facing drug and weapon charges in Richmond County.

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Thursday, 28 April 2022 10:23

OPINION: Above the law

Madison Cawthorn has learned one lesson of the Trump era well: Republican politicians are above the law.

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RALEIGH — The judge in North Carolina’s long-running Leandro school funding legal dispute calls for state government to spend an additional $785 million on education-related items. But he has jettisoned a controversial provision from a previous court ruling that raised constitutional concerns.

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RALEIGH — On April 20, or "4/20," which in the world of marijuana smokers is like a national holiday, prominent N.C. Democrats celebrated the day themselves by calling for the legalization of medical and recreational marijuana and for clemency for those currently in prison for marijuana charges. The term "4/20" was popularized by the Grateful Dead as a time some of their fans would smoke together after school.

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HAMLET — A man suspected in a death by distribution case made his first appearance in court Thursday.

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RALEIGH — One of the state Senate's election law leaders is highlighting a new poll that shows public support for an Election Day deadline for mail-in ballots.

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