Prisoners http://wunc.org en Lawmakers Override Racial Justice Veto http://wunc.org/post/lawmakers-override-racial-justice-veto <p>State lawmakers have overridden the governor's veto of a bill that waters down the Racial Justice Act. The Act, passed in 2009, allows death row prisoners to challenge their sentences based on statistical evidence of discrimination. The new bill will limit the time frame and scope of statistics that inmates can use to challenge their sentences. Republican House Majority Leader Paul Stam thinks that's reasonable.<br> Mon, 02 Jul 2012 22:15:00 +0000 Jessica Jones 2242 at http://wunc.org Republican Lawmakers Plan Racial Justice Veto Override http://wunc.org/post/republican-lawmakers-plan-racial-justice-veto-override <p>Republican legislative leaders are expected to try to override the governor's veto of a measure that would water down the Racial Justice Act. The Act, passed in 2009, allows death row prisoners to appeal their sentences using statistical evidence of discrimination.</p> Mon, 02 Jul 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Jessica Jones 2244 at http://wunc.org Governor Vetoes Bill That Rolls Back Racial Justice Act http://wunc.org/post/governor-vetoes-bill-rolls-back-racial-justice-act <p>Governor Bev Perdue has vetoed legislation that would roll back the Racial Justice Act.<br> Fri, 29 Jun 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Jessica Jones 2257 at http://wunc.org Bill Advances That Would Strip Racial Justice Act http://wunc.org/post/bill-advances-would-strip-racial-justice-act <p>A bill that would strip away much of the state's landmark Racial Justice Act passed a state House panel today.<br> Thu, 07 Jun 2012 10:05:00 +0000 Jessica Jones 2358 at http://wunc.org