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The N.C. General Assembly continued its “out of control” ways again today — even when it did essentially nothing (except spend a lot of public money on yet another do-nothing “special” session).

The newest absurdity took place when Capitol Police and members of the House Sergeant-at-Arms detail confronted 50 to 60 demonstrators who had entered the Legislative Building after an outside rally with the intent of silently lining the spacious hallway/corridor that  lies between House Speaker Tillis’s office and the House chamber.

First, the officers demanded that protesters not display messages written on simple 8-by-11 pieces of copy paper. Such displays would violate the General Assembly’s “ban on signs” it was claimed.

Then, when protesters arrived at their intended protest site on the second floor of the Legislative Building Read More