A project of the N.C. Justice Center, N.C. Policy Watch is a news and commentary outlet dedicated to informing the public and elected officials as they debate important issues and to improving the quality of life for all North Carolinians.
October 9, 2014 -
With judicial public financing gone in North Carolina, would-be judges must chase campaign money -- a process that has some experts calling for reform while leaving voters leery of a politicized judiciary.
July 5, 2013 -
North Carolina has repealed its groundbreaking law targeting racial discrimination in administration of the death penalty, but Republican lawmakers looking for a speedy return of executions are likely to have their hopes dashed in the courts.
June 4, 2013 -
A recent study by the Center for Global Development promotes the myth that unemployed Americans won't take farmworker jobs -- and therefore don't require much in the way of legal protections.
May 9, 2013 -
The three-judge panel hearing a lawsuit challenging North Carolina's redistricting on the grounds that it dilutes the African-American vote called the attorneys together this week to discuss a few remaining questions, indicating a decision could be near.
April 25, 2013 -
Vouchers, scholarship grants, and similar programs providing public support for private schools have become popular in recent decades -- but they've also become notorious for fraud and other serious problems.