Senate Overrides Perdue’s Effort to Ban Death Penalty


On Wednesday, January 4, the North Carolina Senate voted to override Gov. Beverly Perdue’s Veto of reforms to the Racial Justice Act that ensure death row inmates are never eligible for parole. The Racial Justice Act has served as a back door ban on the death penalty in North Carolina. Nearly all death row inmates, regardless or race, are appealing their sentences using arbitrary research irrelevant to their case.