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NC Judge Blocks Law Targeting Democratic Governor's Power

Roy Cooper will hold onto the traditional powers of his office for at least a week

(Newser) - North Carolina's governor-elect, Roy Cooper, will hold onto the traditional powers of the office—at least for a week—after a judge Friday temporarily blocked a new law from taking effect, the News and Observer reports. In what the AP calls a "legislative power play," the Republican-controlled... More »

Surprise Move Could Nix NC's Controversial 'Bathroom Bill'

Charlotte rescinded LGBT protective ordinance that started the whole controversy

(Newser) - Last week saw an "extraordinary power grab" in North Carolina as GOP lawmakers there proposed a slew of bills to strip incoming Gov. Roy Cooper, a Democrat, of his powers. This week, a different kind of movement as the Charlotte City Council voted 10-0 Monday to repeal the LGBT... More »

'Extraordinary Power Grab' in North Carolina Politics

Republicans strip incoming Democratic governor of some of his authority

(Newser) - North Carolina Republicans stripped the incoming Democratic governor of some of his authority on Friday and they were on the cusp of an even greater power grab, an extraordinary move that critics said flies in the face of voters, the AP reports. Just last week, it appeared Republicans were ready... More »

New NC Gov: GOP Attempts to Limit Power Are 'Ominous'

Lawmakers are trying to curb Roy Cooper's power before he takes office

(Newser) - Incoming Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper is threatening legal action a day after North Carolina Republicans called a secret special session to limit his future powers, the News and Observer reports. “Most people might think this is a partisan power grab, but it is really more ominous,” the Huffington... More »

NC Dems 'Freaking Out' After GOPers Call Surprise Session

Republicans pull 11th-hour move to try to limit powers of Governor-elect Roy Cooper

(Newser) - It was supposed to be a meeting about hurricane relief, but a Wednesday gathering of North Carolina legislators left Democrats "freaking out," as Business Insider puts it. A General Assembly special session was suddenly extended by the GOP into a second special session after the hurricane talk, and... More »

In NC, the Messy Election Isn't Over

Winner of governor's race is still unclear

(Newser) - While Americans have known for two weeks who their next president will be, residents of North Carolina still have no idea about their next governor. The Washington Post describes the mess: Incumbent Republican Pat McCrory led Democratic challenger Roy Cooper by 4,000 votes with 4.2 million cast on... More »

'Trump Train' May Have Left NC Gov. Behind

It's still too close to call

(Newser) - The Trump train that carried Republicans to victory all over the South may have left one car behind in North Carolina—Gov. Pat McCrory, who trailed by a few thousand votes Thursday in a still too-close-to-call race that played out amid anger over the state's transgender bathroom law. The... More »

Duke Players Cleared

NC attorney general characterizes prosecutor as excessive zealous

(Newser) - Three Duke lacrosse players charged with raping and kidnapping a stripper 13 months ago were finally exonerated today when all the remaining charges against  them were dropped. Roy Cooper, North Carolina's attorney general, accused Mike Nifong, the district attorney who brought the charges—and then withheld DNA evidence of the... More »

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