Only one justice, conservative Clarence Thomas, would have granted a full stay. Three justices, including Roberts, said they would have granted a partial stay. That left the court split 4-4, as the U.S. Senate has yet to confirm a replacement for deceased Justice Antonin Scalia.Oh, and don't forget, this means same-day voter registration is back, too.
The three-paragraph order does not impact directly on the case's future course, but it could presage any future rulings. The Supreme Court could still take the matter up at a later time if McCrory or other defendants formally appeal. However, given the current 4-4 split, a lot would ride on who is appointed to replace Scalia. President Barack Obama has nominated Merrick Garland, whose nomination has been stalled. If that status quo remains through January, it would leave the choice in the hands of the winner of this year's presidential contest between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump.
Extreme Harvard Radical Josh Stein wants to bring his Harvard values to North Carolina. After leaving Harvard, Stein came to North Carolina to be the top advisor for disgraced former Senator John Edwards. Then, as a member of the State Senate, Stein voted to raise our taxes. He even advocated for crazy ideas like banning grocery bags. Josh Stein’s ideas might work in Massachusetts, but North Carolinians know what really matters: jobs and a better economic future. Josh Stein is the wrong choice for North Carolina.And if you haven't already clicked that link, you probably should.
The district attorney's office isn't planning to appeal the decision.
As the Howards and their friends and family celebrated, [Barry] Scheck and [Jim] Cooney [Howard's attorneys] talked about some of the problems and changes in the justice system highlighted by their case.
“Thank God this wasn’t a capital case,” Scheck said, raising concerns about the death penalty and the wrongfully convicted sentenced to capital punishment.
Had there not been advancement in DNA testing and had Durham police not videotaped an interview with [suspect Jermeck] Jones in 2011 – evidence that was not turned over to the defense team for five years – Howard would not have had as much evidence to present a narrative very different from the one that ended up in his conviction before Judge Hudson.
Carolina Blue illumination. Of course.
The building, if approved, would be the tallest structure on East Rosemary Street. The plan notes it could “set the stage for future developments” on East Rosemary Street and suggests a design that reflects university and surrounding buildings:
▪ Brick at lower levels with arched openings similar to the Wallace deck
▪ Horizontal divisions and rooftop brackets similar to Franklin Street buildings
▪ Stepped-back upper levels in a lighter material, such as stucco
▪ Circular windows at various points, with Carolina Blue illumination on special occasions