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for Popular Government Vol. 41 Issue 2, Fall 1975
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In many ways, the hallmark of the 1975 North Carolina General Assembly was the battle for political control and few matters taken up in this session show that struggle more clearly than the election laws. The most significant 1975 actions illustrating this point are the decisions by the General Assembly to separate the presidential primary from the statewide primary and to change the rules by which candidates may run in the presidential primary.
Crowell discusses the history of alcohol control in North Carolina and changes in statutes.
The North Carolina Environmental Policy Act was born out of the environmental enthusiasm and mold of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969. NC-EPA required state agencies to comply with the goals of the state's environmental conservation policy. The NC-EPA provides a potentially powerful tool for environmental planning and open decision-making and can assist local governments concerned with land and resource management; however, the Act has been little utilized in implementing guidelines.
Maintaining fairness in the criminal process is perhaps even more important than deterring crime, and the extent of belief in the basic fairness of the process may well in the long run shape citizen's respect for the law and for law-abiding conduct. This article examines the factors that influence whether defendants go to prison or not.