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NC House votes to repeal Racial Justice Act (video)

Posted By Clayton Henkel On June 5, 2013 @ 8:57 pm In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

Members of the state House gave final approval Wednesday to Senator Thom Goolsby’s bill [1] repealing the Racial Justice Act [2]. Democrats argued that the legislation was still needed because of racial bias in the judicial system.

Republicans rejected appeals to amend [3] 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.

To watch a portion of the debate click below:

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[1] Senator Thom Goolsby’s bill: http://ncleg.net/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2013&BillID=S306&submitButton=Go

[2] Racial Justice Act: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Racial_Justice_Act

[3] amend: http://ncleg.net/Applications/BillLookUp/LoadBillDocument.aspx?SessionCode=2013&DocNum=5693&SeqNum=0

[4] Image: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TAlv4Dpvpc

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