Why hasn't Rep. Thomas Wright resigned?
One theory is that Wright, a self-employed EMS consultant, needs the money from his legislative pay. The Associated Press' Gary Robertson puts forward another today:
Wright's brother was one of the ''Wilmington 10,'' who were convicted of conspiracy to commit arson and to commit assault after a race riot in 1971. Label by many as political prisoners, the 10 were later were freed after a federal appeals court overturned their convictions.
Of course, Jim Black said his criminal cases were political too.