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Environment
8:52 am
Wed June 11, 2014

Families Remain Optimistic About Camp Lejeune Pollution Lawsuit

The US Supreme Court has upheld North Carolina's time limits regarding pollution-related lawsuits. The decision is a blow to families trying to sue over decades-old pollution at Camp Lejeune.
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The US Supreme Court has upheld North Carolina's limits on how long people have to file pollution-related lawsuits.

The case involved pollution connected with a CTS Corp. manufacturing plant in Asheville. But the decision undercut families trying to sue over groundwater pollution at Camp Lejeune.

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The State of Things
11:14 am
Wed July 3, 2013

DOMA And Voting Rights Act Decisions’ Impact On North Carolina

The United States Supreme Court
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Two landmark decisions handed down by the United States Supreme Court last week could have serious implications for North Carolina. Justices struck down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act, leaving southern states free to pursue changes to election law without prior federal approval. The court also struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act, saying that same-sex couples are entitled to the same benefits as heterosexual couples.

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Politics & Government
5:34 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

Raleigh Gay Rights Activists Welcome Supreme Court Ruling

A man waves a flag in support of gay rights in front of the Supreme Court building.
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Yesterday's ruling on same sex marriage by the US Supreme Court does not open the door for gay marriages in North Carolina. The court ruled individual states can continue to decide whether they will allow same sex marriage. Last year, voters in North Carolina added Amendment One to the state constitution defining marriage as between a man and a woman.

So, while gay rights activists across the country celebrated the rulings this week, the gay community in North Carolina faced a different scenario – they're happy for gays across the country, but still can’t get married in their home state.

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The Two-Way
7:46 am
Wed June 26, 2013

Supreme Court Expected To Issue Historic Rulings On Gay Marriage

Gay rights activist Vin Testa of DC waves a flag outside the U.S. Supreme Court building on Tuesday in Washington, DC.
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Originally published on Wed June 26, 2013 12:38 pm

Update at 10:45 A.M. ET:

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Politics & Government
6:32 am
Wed June 26, 2013

Supreme Court Decision Prompts New Look At NC Voting Laws

The North Carolina Legislative Building
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The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to strike down part of the Voting Rights Act affects a number of southern states, including North Carolina.

Previously, the U.S. Department of Justice or a federal court in Washington had to approve or pre-clear state laws that affect voting, including redistricting. It also had to approve local and municipal decisions in 40 North Carolina counties with a history of voting discrimination.

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Law
6:00 am
Thu June 20, 2013

SCOTUS Justice Antonin Scalia To Address NC Bar Association

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is the keynote speaker at this year's meeting of the NC Bar Association.
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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is in North Carolina this week for the state Bar Association's annual meeting. 

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Politics & Government
8:03 am
Fri June 29, 2012

North Carolina Reacts to Healthcare Ruling

The Supreme Court's decision to uphold President Obama's healthcare overhaul sparked a range of reactions across North Carolina.

Tanner Latham: A rally to celebrate the Supreme Court's decision on Obama's healthcare law was held Thursday at Gaffney Health Services on Albemarle Road in East Charlotte.

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Politics & Government
5:33 pm
Thu June 28, 2012

North Carolina Reacts To The Supreme Court Ruling On Health Reform

The President's health care law survived a crucial test in the Supreme Court today. But, experts say the political fight isn't finished.

Asma Khalid: The Supreme Court voted 5-to-4 to uphold most of the Affordable Care Act. That surprised Karen Duqette. She works at the Republican-leaning Civitas Institute.

Karen Duqette: I think this decision is going to have a major impact on rallying conservatives.

Jonathan Oberlander agrees. He's a professor of health policy at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

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Politics & Government
12:10 pm
Tue February 28, 2012

Price Wants Super PAC Donors Named in Ads

As the ad wars escalate in the GOP primary race, North Carolina congressman David Price is proposing a requirement that Super PAC donors be identified in the political ads they fund.

The Triangle Democrat says the Supreme Court made a terrible decision in the "Citizens United" case, which allows unlimited corporate and union money to flow into political ads. Price says a new Supreme Court or a constitutional amendment will be needed to overturn that decision.

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