It never ends. On the last voter id law passed by the NC general assembly, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit concluded: “Although the new provisions target African Americans with almost surgical precision, they constitute inapt remedies … Continue reading ?
Advocates of the Equal Rights Amendment are seeking to build support for it again in North Carolina on college campuses this week while showing a film about challenges for women … Click to Continue »
The amended suit by the ACLU and Lambda Legal says HB 142 doesn't fix the problems caused by the infamous anti-LGBT HB 2.
Harking back to the Amendment One debacle: “We believe the public support for voter ID is sufficient, that clarifying it in the North Carolina Constitution as a requirement is something the people would support,” Lewis said. “So I think...Show More Summary
Panthers fans may be able to start their tailgating in earnest a little sooner this season, or at least they might not have to stock up the night before. Via the Charlotte Observer, North Carolina is considering amending their current blue laws which don’t allow alcohol sales until noon on Sundays. Nicknamed the “brunch bill”…
North Carolina’s law was “unprecedented in the scope of First Amendment speech.”
Some North Carolina senators say putting the right to hunt and fish within the state Constitution would help promote natural resources and outdoor industries while preserving the activities for generations … Click to Continue »
North Carolina voters passed a constitutional amendment more than 20 years ago enshrining the rights of crime victims in the state Constitution, but now some lawmakers and a national organization … Click to Continue »
REPUBLICAN SENATORS PUNISH DEMOCRATS BY STRIPPING EDUCATION FUNDING FROM THEIR DISTRICTS: Sen. Erica Smith-Ingram’s rural district in northeastern North Carolina took the biggest hit from the amendment. It strips $316,646 from two early...Show More Summary
House Republicans are advancing a proposed constitutional amendment to reinforce North Carolina laws prohibiting union membership and paying union dues as a requirement for employment. A House judiciary committee Thursday … Click to Continue »
A 2012 amendment declared that 'marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this State.'
Efforts have failed to approve legislation doing away with North Carolina's "bathroom bill." So Democrats are now targeting Republican legislators who have spoken publicly about the need for repealing the … Click to Continue »
A constitutional amendment lowering the cap on North Carolina income tax rates is halfway to voters following Senate passage of a November 2018 referendum. The Republican-controlled chamber voted mostly along … Click to Continue »
The latest effort by Democrats at the North Carolina legislature to try to repeal the state's "bathroom bill" has fallen short. House Minority Leader Darren Jackson proposed an amendment Tuesday … Click to Continue »
Hat-tip to Lisa Sorg, who put the "T" in Tenacity: Reached by email, Jonathan Jones, director of the Open Government Coalition at Elon University, said the county’s policy “clearly violates the First Amendment.” Under North Carolina law, counties and cities are required allocated time in their meetings for public comment at least monthly. Show More Summary
A registered sex offender argues that North Carolina's law keeping him off Facebook and other sites violates his First Amendment rights. The post The Supreme Court Could Soon Decide if You Have a Right to Facebook appeared first on WIRED.
"No local government in this State may enact or amend an ordinance regulating employment practices or regulating public accommodations or access to restrooms, showers, or changing facilities."
A North Carolina high school teacher who stomped on the American flag as part of a lesson the First Amendment was suspended without pay by the school. On Wednesday, the county school board voted 5-2 in favor of upholding the … More » The post Schoolteacher Suspended Without Pay For Stomping On Flag appeared first on EveryJoe.
The modern Republican Party prides itself on its absolute support for free speech. So vigorous is the GOP’s support for the First Amendment that the party opposes any limit on corporate electioneering or campaign contributions, insisting that the ability to donate unlimited money to a politician is a critical form of political expression. Show More Summary
A North Carolina teacher who wanted to teach his students about the First Amendment, and stepped on a flag to show how symbols could be legally desecrated, has been suspended for 10 days without pay. Which perhaps proves his point that some people don't understand how the First Amendment works.