The new bill, while repealing the language of HB2, does little to overhaul the harmful impact of the law. The North Carolina General Assembly will still have authority to pass laws over access to multi-stall restrooms and bar local governments from putting forward nondiscrimination ordinances until 2020.
The hostility between Republicans and Democrats in North Carolina has been ongoing since the contested election in November, when Governor McCrory refused to concede the election to Cooper, asserting without evidence that the election had been tampered through widespread voter fraud.
Today North Carolina’s incumbent governor, Pat McCrory, conceded to his Democratic challenger, Roy Cooper, becoming the first North Carolina governor to ever lose re-election and ending a month long contentious struggle for the future leadership of the state.
Voting rights protectors including the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP filed a lawsuit this week in federal court alleging that three North Carolina counties—Moore, Beaufort and Cumberland—illegally purged thousands of voters from the registration rolls, a disproportionate number of whom are African American.
On Monday, the Durham City Council became the first governing city body in North Carolina to pass a resolution in support of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) to the U.S. Constitution.
A North Carolina law that limits public access to footage from police body cameras goes into effect on October 1st.
The lawsuit that North Carolina filed in May requesting federal court protection of the state’s HB 2 law came to an end this past Friday when Governor Pat McCrory withdrew the state’s lawsuit.
The NCAA announced yesterday that they will not be holding any championship games in North Carolina this school year due to the state’s discriminatory anti-LGBTQ law, commonly referred to as HB 2.
Yesterday the Supreme Court deadlocked over North Carolina’s appeal to revive parts of the state’s 2013 voting laws that were recently struck down by a federal appeals court.
In the wake of July’s federal appeals court ruling overturning the majority of North Carolina’s 2013 election laws, the state’s 100 local election boards, all comprised of one Democrat and two Republicans, have had to file their own respective election rules with the state, and critics are calling them equally as egregious as the original...
Last week federal judge Thomas Schroeder blocked the University of North Carolina from enforcing the state’s HB 2 law’s transgender bathroom restriction only in the cases of the three plaintiffs, two students at UNC and a North Carolina Central University law professor.
A panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has struck down North Carolina’s voter identification requirement, arguing that it was passed with racially discriminatory intent.
PayPal CEO Dan Schulman announced on Tuesday that the company made a "clear and unambiguous" decision to cancel plans to open a new global operations center in Charlotte, North Carolina, stating that HB2 "violates the values and principles that are at the core of PayPal’s mission and culture."
Civil liberties groups joined with two transgender people and a law school professor today to file a federal suit challenging North Carolina’s new anti-LGBT law.
A North Carolina law requiring abortion providers to submit an ultrasound to state officials for every abortion and induced miscarriage performed after the 16th week of pregnancy took effect on January 1.
A federal court upheld this week that North Dakota’s strict abortion ban law is unconstitutional, blocking it permanently.
The Supreme Court refused to review a North Carolina mandatory ultrasound law this week, permanently blocking what many feel is the most extreme forced ultrasound law in the nation. The North Carolina law, which was passed in 2011, requires a physician perform an ultrasound on a patient seeking an abortion at least four house, and...
Craig Stephen Hicks, a 46-year-old white man, turned himself in to the police and is being charged with three counts of first-degree murder.
North Carolina will begin state-wide early voting on Thursday, and unlike the 2012 presidential election, many students across the state will have no polling place on-campus, making it more difficult for students to exercise their right to vote.
With less than a month before the November 4 elections, courts are weighing in on voting rights across the nation.