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Legislators Delay Override Of Gov. Perdue's Racial Justice Act Veto

The North Carolina house appears to have given up for now on trying to override Governor Beverly Perdue's veto of a bill that would gut key sections of the Racial Justice Act.

The bill would essentially repeal the 2009 law. House republicans said
Wednesday night they moved the bill to a judiciary committee. They also announced the formation of a committee that would look at racial discrimination and how the death penalty is carried out. House majority leader Paul Stam said some democrats have ideas on ways to fix the 2009 law and he wants to hear them.

The senate voted to override the veto earlier Wednesday, but republicans needed help from democrats to do the same thing in the house.


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