"NC Racial Justice repeal leaves questions in its wake," is the AP report by Chris Kardish, via the Charlotte Observer. Here's the beginning:
With the repeal of North Carolina’s Racial Justice Act after just four years on the books, it’s uncertain how quickly the state will resume executions or what the legacy will be for the law that proponents say was intended to rid capital punishment of racial bias.
Gov. Pat McCrory’s, a Republican, signature of approval for the repeal capped off a debate over the law’s intent and effectiveness that started even before it passed the state legislature in 2009 almost entirely along party lines.
But experts and advocates say the issue of promoting racial equality in the criminal justice system will remain salient, especially in light of a growing number of states taking steps to abolish the death penalty completely – which was always the goal at the heart of the RJA, opponents say.
Earlier coverage from North Carolina begins at the link.