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Lawsuit: New North Carolina Bathroom Law Still Discriminates

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.

Next NC GOP voter suppression tactic: Referendum on Voter ID

last monthUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

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 get a break with N.C. “brunch bill”

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”…

There’s a constitutional right to use social media, Supreme Court says

North Carolina’s law was “unprecedented in the scope of First Amendment speech.”

Constitutional amendment on hunting and fishing resurfaces

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 »

2 decades later, lawmakers weigh victim rights expansion

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 »

Monday News: Vindictive Budgeting

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

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

"Right-to-work" constitutional question OK'd by House panel

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 »

North Carolina bill: Supreme Court overstepped Constitution and God in legalizing gay ‘marriage’

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.'

Democrats target several House Republicans on HB2 amendment

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 »

Constitutional change on income tax rate cap OK'd by Senate

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 »

Maneuver for HB2 repeal falls short in North Carolina House

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 »

Richmond County public comment policy unconstitutional, expert says

5 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

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

The Supreme Court Could Soon Decide if You Have a Right to Facebook

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.

North Carolina GOP Goes Back on Promise to Fully Repeal ‘Bathroom Law’ HB2

8 months agoNews : Mediaite

"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."

Schoolteacher Suspended Without Pay For Stomping On Flag

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.

North Carolina GOP Tries (and Fails) to Shut Down Bipartisan Forum on HB2

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

NC Teacher Suspended for 10 Days After Stepping on Flag During Lesson on First Amendment Rights

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.

High School Teacher Suspended for Stepping on American Flag During 1st Amendment Lesson

11 months agoNews : Mediaite

A high school teacher in Fayetteville, North Carolina has been suspended after stepping on the American flag in class as part of a lesson.

Cape Hatteras National Seashore Regulation News on Off-Road Vehicle Management

Photo Courtesy of ShareTrails.org The National Park Service has proposed to changes regulations for off-road vehicle use at Cape Hatteras National Seashore in North Carolina. The National Park Service (NPS) proposes to amend its special...Show More Summary

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