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North Carolina Racial [In]Justice Act Goes Down

North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory has signed the bill to repeal that state's ill-conceived and misnamed "Racial Justice Act."  The Associated Press misreports the event thusly:

Gov. Pat McCrory has signed into law a repeal of a landmark act that allowed convicted murderers in North Carolina to reduce sentences to life in prison if they could prove racial bias.
In reality, the law allowed attacks on death sentences with statistics that proved very little about bias and nothing whatever about the defendant's case.

Maggie Clark had this article yesterday in Stateline on efforts in several states to mend, not end, the death penalty.

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