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38207
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A Podcast interview with a rape survivor shrouded in anonymity became well known as an illustration of the typical survivor’s road to justice. As the author revealed, it often contains long investigation process delays and yields no convictions, as confirmed by the accompanying statistics. From the ensuing investigation and ten part series about sexual assault on “Sarah Says,” Sarah Delia hoped to help make their road to justice shorter and smoother.
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27213
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On Sunday, the Raleigh-based Sigmon Law Firm filed an amicus brief in the American Civil Liberties Union’s case against North Carolina over House Bill 2. The brief, whose signatories include school administrators from across the country, recounts administrators’ experiences with transgender students and makes the case that North Carolina lawmakers' concerns aren't rooted in reality.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 33 Issue 26, June 2016, p6-7 Periodical Website
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Citing police and prosecutor misconduct, attorneys Theresa Newman and Jamie Lau of the Duke Wrongful Convictions Clinic may be able to vindicate Derrick McRae, a mentally-ill black man, of a murder committed in Rockingham, NC in 1995.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 32 Issue 1, January 2015, p7-17, il, por Periodical Website
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This week in Washington, DC, the US Supreme Court heard the case of Heien vs. North Carolina which tests Fourth Amendment protections against unconstitutional searches. Its decision has national implications for police officers who are often immune from punishment for misinterpreting the law and illegally searching an individual. Civil liberties advocates are watching this case closely as it could cause illegal traffic stops to spike if police are not held accountable for misinterpreting the law.
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Sidney Harr has championed the case of Crystal Magnum and former District Attoryney Michael Nifong. Magnum's case drew national attention when she accused the 2006 Duke lacrosse team of raping her after she was hired to dance. Nifong filed charges with the North Carolina Attorney General on her behalf which were later dropped due to insufficient evidence. Now Harr has made it a personal mission to right these wrongs but his defense of Magnum may hurt her defense in her current court case.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 30 Issue 34, Aug 2013, p16-19, por Periodical Website
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27829
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Durham resident Erick Daniels was wrongfully convicted of robbery and spent seven years in prison before his release. Daniels and the city could reach a settlement and Governor Perdue may issue a pardon. Daniels is struggling to adjust to life outside prison.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 27 Issue 1, January 2010, p5 Periodical Website
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27908
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Children’s University in Chapel Hill has closed amid financial troubles. The owner, Lisa, McEntyre, is accused of not paying teacher’s salaries and has been investigated by the NC Employment Security Commission and the state Division of Child Development. Teachers, employees, and parents discuss their shock and anger at the closing and how they are trying to get their money back in court.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 27 Issue 16, April 2010, p5, 8 Periodical Website
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The North Carolina Industrial Commission ruled that a pet’s life has no value beyond the cost of a new dog of the same type. A pet has no intrinsic value. The ruling was made after NC State was accused of accidentally killing a dog and the owner’s sued. Pet owners, Herbert and Nancy Shera will appeal the ruling. Their lawyer noted several mistakes that occurred during the trial and ruling and he is optimistic the ruling will be overturned.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 27 Issue 47, November 2010, p5-7 Periodical Website
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Durham’s district attorney’s office is suffering from a lack of policy or procedure and it is having negative effects on the community. Irvin Broussard was forced to spend an extra two months in jail after his conviction was overturned because Durham prosecutor Stormy Ellis forgot about his case. Ellis admitted to the error and claimed she had no organized system for tracking cases. Errors by the district attorney’s office are not uncommon but are worrisome for residents, judges, and lawyers.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 27 Issue 25, June 2010, p5-7 Periodical Website
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A case involving a mistake by a veterinary clinic causing a dog’s death may have legal implications. The Industrial Commission in Durham will decide on the case later this fall and it could set a precedent for animal law in the state. The cost of how much a pet’s life is worth will be decided by the commission and will likely be the new standard for a pet's value in the state of North Carolina.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 27 Issue 34, August 2010, p5-7 Periodical Website
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This bulletin explains procedures enacted by the Motor Vehicle Driver Protection Act of 2006 that govern the filing of motions to suppress and motions to dismiss in implied consent cases in district court, the determination of such motions, and the process for appealing those determinations. The Bulletin also examines the North Carolina Court of Appeals' decisions in State v. Fowler, ___ N.C. App. ___, 676 S.E.2d 523 (2009), in which the court upheld the motions procedures as constitutional and explained the circumstances and manner in which they applied, and State v. Palmer, ___ N.C. App. ___, 676 S.E.2d 559 (2009), in which the court clarified the mechanism by which a state may appeal a district court's determination of such a motion.
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Superior Court Judge Howard Manning has ruled in favor of Southern Durham Development and their project to develop land around Jordan Lake. The development was disputed because some argued the development fell within the protected zone around the lake. Manning stated that the fight that happened as a result was due the planning department and their mistakes. Many residents are upset as the development may threaten Jordan Lake and increase pollution in the area.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 26 Issue 52, December 2009, p7-8 Periodical Website
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The Motor Vehicle Driver Protection Act of 2006 enacted provisions designed to avoid dismissals of cases based upon the North Carolina Supreme Court's opinion in State v. Knoll, in which the court ordered the dismissal of impaired driving charges against three defendants based upon the denial of access to witnesses. This bulletin examines Knoll and its progeny and their relationship to procedural requirements designed to ensure that defendants charged with implied consent offenses are afforded an opportunity to gather evidence for their defense.
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Administration of Justice Bulletin (NoCar KFN 7908 .A15 U6), Vol. Issue 7, Dec 2009, p1-18, bibl, f
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28104
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A panel of three federal judges will meet to determine if North Carolina’s May 6 primary will be held. A lawsuit was recently filed asking for a delay so the courts or legislature can redraw the state’s legislative district boundaries. Redrawing the lines could allow for more Republicans to win elections and the disenfranchisement of black voters by diluting their political power.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 25 Issue 4, January 2008, p7 Periodical Website
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28150
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Durham resident Erick Daniels was wrongly convicted of robbery and spent seven years in prison before his recent exoneration. Daniels was wrongly convicted of robbing a police department employee when he was fifteen years old. The case has exposed poor investigative standards by the Durham police department and local prosecutors. The case has also tarnished Durham’s justice system.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 25 Issue 39, September 2008, p15-17 Periodical Website