Potential problems with voting by mail aren’t the only issue being addressed by NC lawmakers. Earlier this week, three NC Superior Court judges denied another attempt for a photo-ID voting requirement.
On the federal level, the constitutional right to a jury comes from the Sixth Amendment. On a state level, it comes from Article 1, Section 24. However, the NC Court of Appeals determined that jurors do not have to be awake to convict.
Everyone knows the court reporter's purpose: they record what happens in court. Then, when an issue occurs down the road, everyone can return to that record. But North Carolina law doesn't require records of the jury-selection process in most criminal cases.
Reuters did a special report on the disparity between the often harsh penalties that judges impose on a daily basis and the significantly less harsh penalties they face for their own wrongdoing in America's justice system. Does this happen in North Carolina?