"Support Builds for First RJA Case Headed to NC Supreme Court," by Stephanie Carroll Carson, Public News Service, NC.
People from across the nation are stepping up to support North Carolina's first death row inmate to have his sentence converted to life in prison without parole under the state's Racial Justice Act.
Marcus Robinson was successful in proving race was a factor in his case last year, but prosecutors appealed the decision. Although the State Assembly repealed the RJA this year, Robinson's attorney, Jay Ferguson, said inmates with current cases should be able to pursue them.
"All the death row inmates who have filed under the Racial Justice Act have a right to litigate those claims," Ferguson said. "The racial discrimination isn't erased because the law was repealed."
Late last week, families of murder victims and African-American citizens were among those who filed legal briefs in support of Robinson. Nearly 150 death row inmates in North Carolina have pending claims under the RJA.
Earlier coverage from North Carolina begins at the link.