As legal bills for the governor and legislators defending House Bill 2 climb above $176,000, lawyers arguing for and against the controversial law will step into a federal courtroom on Monday to begin a judicial process of great interest to people outside this state.The N&O says that it "is unclear whether Schroeder, a George W. Bush appointee, will make a decision from the bench on Monday. In recent cases, such as the challenge of the 2013 elections law overhaul, Schroeder often has listened to both sides and issued a ruling after pondering the arguments for days or weeks."
North Carolina has been an epicenter of the national debate over transgender rights since Charlotte adopted its ordinance barring discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people and the state responded by adopting HB2 to overturn the city’s ordinance.
On Monday, U.S. District Judge Thomas Schroeder will hold a hearing in federal court in Winston-Salem on a request from the first challengers of HB2 to block the law until they can make their case at trial.
The U.S. Justice Department has made a similar request in a lawsuit that in many ways mirrors the arguments brought by the first challengers – three transgender residents, a lesbian law professor at N.C. Central University and a lesbian couple in Charlotte.
Officers with the Goldsboro Police Department responded to the 100 block of North Center Street around 2:30 a.m. and found 32-year-old Ryan Apollo Morgan suffering from gunshot wounds.Morgan did three tours in Iraq, his brother told ABC 11.
According to investigators, Morgan was shot near his truck in a parking lot near the Rail House Bar & Grill. The events that led up to the shooting are still unknown.
According to a technical sergeant at the base, Morgan was from Alabama and had been stationed at Seymour Johnson since 2013. He joined the Air Force in 2009.
Authorities say it happened about 5 a.m. in the southbound lane of U.S. Highway 501 near Bacon Road.ABC 11 reports that no charges will be filed, and it's unclear where the horses came from.
When officials arrived, they found both horses severely injured and had to put the animals down.
The driver was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Carlos Salazar, Edi Daniel Salazar-Jiminez, Miguel Angel Robles-Puentes and Jose DeJesus Villanueva-Miranda were arrested and charged with trafficking more than 400 grams of cocaine and trafficking more than 28 grams of heroin.The four suspects are being held in the Orange County jail under a $500,000 secured bond, the site reports.