North Carolina policies received another mention from The New York Times this weekend with an editorial calling on Gov. Bev Perdue to veto the bill that weakens the Racial Justice Act.
If she does veto it, both the House and Senate would have enough votes to override. The 2009 law allows death-row inmates to use statistics to show racial bias in prosecution or sentencing. If successful, their sentences are converted to life in prison without parole. The new bill limits the use of statistics, making them largely worthless.
The N.C. Conservation Network is asking supporters to send Perdue email asking her to veto the bill legalizing fracking. The fracking bill passed the House last week and will likely get Senate approval this week.
Fracking passed with 66 votes in the House, but 11 members were either absent or didn't vote.
Update: The Southern Environmental Law Center is running an ad in the News & Observer tomorrow asking Perdue to veto the fracking bill.
It appears as a note to Perdue. More than 100 companies and nonprofits have signed on.