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House leadership to try something new: Actual discussion and debate!

Posted By Rob Schofield On February 2, 2012 @ 9:52 am In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

The committee he’s appointed is stacked with Racial Justice Act opponents, but it appears that House Speaker Thom Tillis has backed down slightly from his usual m.o. (i.e. “my way or the highway”).

Next Friday, in the aftermath of Tillis’ failed efforts to repeal RJA, the newly established House Select Committee on Racial Discrimination in Capital Cases [1] will meet at the Legislative Building in Raleigh to discuss the matter.

Though it has often not been the case with the conservatives running the General Assembly (see, for example, the kangaroo sessions in which the marriage discrimination amendment was rammed through), let’s hope there’s an actual full and fair hearing.

Perhaps if there is, RJA opponents will be able to explain to all of us exactly just what the great harm is that’s resulting from examinations of compelling data like this one [2].

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[1] the newly established House Select Committee on Racial Discrimination in Capital Cases: http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/Committees/Committees.asp?sAction=ViewCommittee&sActionDetails=House Select_149

[2] examinations of compelling data like this one: http://fayobserver.com/articles/2012/01/31/1154238?sac=fo.local

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