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The Kyle Rittenhouse trial in Kenosha, Wisconsin, has quickly morphed into a defining cultural moment. The opposing sides are cheered on by cable talking heads, legal experts, political ideologues, and even the U.S. president. In a potential return to the mob rule that kicked off the shooting saga, some are threatening more violence if they don’t receive the verdict they desire. Even the judge and his family are facing violent threats to their lives. Many see the trial as a broader threat to self-defense laws, and they may have a point in an era where everything is now politicized.

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When a man gets caught driving 94 miles per hour in a 65 mph zone, few of us would expect his court case to attract much attention.

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RALEIGH — Newly-sworn-in Chief Justice Paul Newby is wasting little time in getting North Carolina’s court system back up and running. In an order that went into effect Thursday, Jan. 14, Newby handed authority to local court systems to decide about reopening.

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Wednesday, 21 October 2020 09:48

Richmond County jury trials to resume in January

ROCKINGHAM — Richmond court officials have announced that jury trials will soon resume.

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RALEIGH — As a three-judge panel heard a second week of testimony in Common Cause v. Lewis, defense attorneys and witnesses tried to cast doubt on the ability of statistical analysis to predict how North Carolinians would vote in legislative elections.

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Monday, 29 April 2019 12:30

COLUMN: Bail isn't supposed to punish

If you are convicted of a crime, the government can punish you. If you are arrested but never convicted, the government can’t punish you.

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PINEHURST – Several hundred patients are now actively involved or are being followed in studies conducted by the FirstHealth of the Carolinas Clinical Trials program.

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