Members of the state House gave final approval Wednesday to Senator Thom Goolsby’s bill  repealing the Racial Justice Act . Democrats argued that the legislation was still needed because of racial bias in the judicial system.
Republicans rejected appeals to amend  the bill, which passed third reading 77-39.
If the Senate approves the changes made by the House, the legislation goes to Governor McCrory’s desk.
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