Death Row Inmates Appeal to NC Supreme Court Over Racial Bias

Nicole Rojas
Aug 29, 2019 - 5:57
Death Row Inmates Appeal to NC Supreme Court Over Racial Bias

North Carolina’s Supreme Court recently listened to arguments about the role that racial bias played in the death penalty cases of six incarcerated people. The defendants claim racial bias played a key role in their cases. The incarcerated inmates argue they should not be executed but given life in prison without parole.

The arguments before the state’s highest court are the latest development in an ongoing legal battle over racial discrimination in death penalty cases, according to NPR. In 2009, state Democrats passed the Racial Justice...

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