nc policy watch
February 22, 2018 -
As civil rights groups challenge racially discriminatory judicial elections under the Voting Rights Act, North Carolina legislators are moving forward with a judicial gerrymandering plan that could lead to less racial diversity on the bench.
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.
October 18, 2013 -
A redistricting lawsuit has landed in the N.C. Supreme Court, where plaintiffs are seeking the recusal of Justice Paul Newby because his 2012 re-election campaign got much of its support from the same GOP group involved in drawing the new political maps. They cite a similar case out of West Virginia that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, which ruled for recusal.
September 6, 2013 -
A flawed Cato study claims that "welfare" pays better than work.
August 6, 2013 -
Amid controversy over North Carolina's new school voucher law, some politicians are claiming it only creates a pilot project. But that's just not true.
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North Carolina has repealed its groundbreaking law targeting racial discrimination in administration of the death penalty, but Republican lawmakers looking for a speedy return of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.