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"Rooting out racial bias in the justice system"
MSNBC, April 19, 2014
Cited: MSU Law Racial Justice Act Study (conducted by Professors Catherine Grosso and Barbara O'Brien)

"A Little Justice for a Little While: North Carolina's Racial Justice Act"
The Life of The Law, April 17, 2014
Cited: MSU Law Racial Justice Act Study (conducted by Professors Catherine Grosso and Barbara O'Brien)

"The verdict is in: Race still decides juries in N.C."
NC Coalition for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, April 16, 2014
Cited: MSU Law Racial Justice Act Study (conducted by Professors Catherine Grosso and Barbara O'Brien)

"NC Supreme Court considers Racial Justice Act Cases"
Mountain Xpress, April 15, 2014
Cited: MSU Law Racial Justice Act Study (conducted by Professors Catherine Grosso and Barbara O'Brien)

"Four People Could Face Execution Again After Their Death Sentences Were Thrown Out In Court"
ThinkProgress, April 14, 2014
Cited: MSU Law Racial Justice Act Study (conducted by Professors Catherine Grosso and Barbara O'Brien)

"Appeal to Return 4 to Death Row is Heard"
New York Times, April 14, 2014
Cited: MSU Law Racial Justice Act Study (conducted by Professors Catherine Grosso and Barbara O'Brien)

"NC high court to review sentences changed under Racial Justice Act"
News Observer, April 13, 2014
Cited: MSU Law Racial Justice Act Study (conducted by Professors Catherine Grosso and Barbara O'Brien)

Racial Justice Act Repeal Heads to NC Gov. McCrory
Associated Press, June 12, 2013
Cited: MSU Law Racial Justice Act Study (conducted by Professors Catherine Grosso and Barbara O'Brien)

Racial Injustice in North Carolina
New York Times, June 7, 2013
Cited: MSU Law Racial Justice Act Study (conducted by Professors Catherine Grosso and Barbara O'Brien)

Execution Looms for North Carolina’s Racial Justice Act (Subscription required)
Wall Street Journal, June 6, 2013
Cited: MSU Law Racial Justice Act Study (conducted by Professors Catherine Grosso and Barbara O'Brien)

North Carolina Repeals Law Allowing Racial Bias Claim in Death Penalty Challenges
New York Times, June 5, 2013
Cited: MSU Law Racial Justice Act Study (conducted by Professors Catherine Grosso and Barbara O'Brien)

Racial Justice Act Could Meet its End This Afternoon
Daily Tar Heel, June 4, 2013
Cited: MSU Law Racial Justice Act Study (conducted by Professors Catherine Grosso and Barbara O'Brien)

Racial Justice Act: Death penalty measure advances in N.C. House
Associated Press, May 30, 2013
Cited: MSU Law Racial Justice Act Study (conducted by Professors Catherine Grosso and Barbara O'Brien)

House Judiciary Committee Votes to Repeal Racial Justice Act
Carolina Mercury, May 30, 2013
Cited: MSU Law Racial Justice Act Study (conducted by Professors Catherine Grosso and Barbara O'Brien)

Editorial - Racial Justice Act Helps Ensure Fairness in Imposing the Death Penalty
The Wilmington Star News
, March 15, 2013
Cited: MSU Law Racial Justice Act Study (conducted by Professors Catherine Grosso and Barbara O'Brien)

A Test of Racial Justice

The New York Times, June 17, 2012
Cited: MSU Law Racial Justice Act Study (conducted by Professors Catherine Grosso and Barbara O'Brien)

Race and Capital Punishment: The Fair-Minded Need Not Apply
The Economist, April 25, 2012

Consider this Verdict ... Or Maybe Not, After All
TimesUnion.com, April 24, 2012

N.C. Man No Longer Faces Death After Judge Invokes 'Racial Justice Act'
CNN, April 21, 2012

Racial Justice Act Spares 1st Inmate from Death Sentence
The News & Observer, April 21, 2012

Justice Under North Carolina’s Racial Bias Law (editorial)
New York Times, April 20, 2012

Judge: Race 'Significantly' Influenced Inmate's Murder Trial (videos included)
WRAL.com, April 20, 2012

North Carolina Judge Vacates Death Penalty Under Racial Justice Law
Los Angeles Times, April 20, 2012

GOP Will Continue to Fight Racial Justice Act, Leaders Vow
The News & Observer, April 20, 2012)

In First Test For Racial Justice Act, Judge Commutes Man's Death Sentence
NPR, April 20, 2012

Racial Bias Saves Death Row Man
BBC, April 20, 2012

Bias Law Used to Move a Man Off Death Row
New York Times, April 20, 2012

NC Judge Tosses Death Sentence Because Race Played Role in 1st Test of Racial Justice Law
Washington Post, April 20, 2012

State’s Racial Bias Law Leads Judge to Overturn Death Sentence
Wall Street Journal, April 20, 2012

A Case for Statistics and a Victory for Justice
Huffington Post, April 20, 2012

Judge Sides with Inmate in Racial Justice Act Ruling
Miami Herald, April 20, 2012

Legal Events to Watch This Week
Wall Street Journal blog, April 16, 2012

NC Death Penalty Study Author Meets House Members
WRAL.com, March 27, 2012

Author of NC Death Penalty Study Says Race is Significant Factor as Prosecutors Decide Juries
The Republic, March 27, 2012

Death Penalty Study Author Meets House Members
Rocky Mount Telegram, March 27, 2012

Death Row Inmate Tests North Carolina's Racial Justice Act
Los Angeles Times, February 29, 2012

What, Exactly, Does NC’s ‘Racial Justice Act’ Mean? We’ll Know Soon
Wall Street Journal (blog), February 16, 2012

Death-Penalty Racial Law Is Tested
Wall Street Journal, February 16, 2012

Editorial: Race and Death Penalty Juries
The New York Times, February 5, 2012

Researcher Testifies Statistics Point to Bias in Racial Justice Act Hearing
Fayetteville Observer, February 2, 2012

Racial Bias Case Begins in Cumberland Co.
Charlotte Observer, January 30, 2012


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