Rep. Mark Meadows (R., N.C.), chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, waded into the conversation surrounding school safety on Tuesday, proposing two pieces of legislation that would expand the number of armed resources officers on campuses across the country.
A federal judge ruled that North Carolina wrongfully forced a magistrate to resign over her religious beliefs.
Gayle Myrick left her position as a magistrate because of her religious objections to performing gay marriages. In the wake of the Obergefell decision that struck down such marriage bans, as well as the controversy over Kentucky County clerk Kim Davis, who was jailed for refusing to perform such services, Myrick approached her supervisor and asked to adjust her duties to void any conflict. Her immediate supervisor intended to shift Myrick’s schedule because marriage ceremonies constituted only a small portion of her duties. The state, however, overruled such a measure, leading Myrick to resign and forfeit her retirement benefits.
A panel of three federal judges on Tuesday ordered North Carolina to redraw its congressional district boundaries immediately, saying the current map is unconstitutional.
A North Carolina man was sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday for attempting to commit an act of mass terrorism in support of the Islamic State.
The Supreme Court on Monday upheld a lower court ruling that North Carolina lawmakers relied too heavily on the race of voters when they drew state legislative districts in 2011, simultaneously vacating court-ordered special elections for 2017 meant to address the racial gerrymandering.
The Supreme Court sided with a lower court on Monday in finding that North Carolina had illegally drawn two of its voting districts to over-include black citizens, unfairly and illegally reducing their voting power.
The Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal to reinstate North Carolina’s controversial voter ID law.
A North Carolina high school has confiscated pre-ordered yearbooks after school officials and district administrators deemed a student’s “build that wall” senior quote “inappropriate.”
A North Carolina election worker has been charged with illegally altering voter records so hundreds of felons could vote, The News and Observer reports.