Just a few days before Christmas, and on the heels of the “will it or won’t it be repealed” legislative drama over HB2, the Raleigh News and Observer (N&O) published an opinion piece that alleged NC a was “no longer a functioning democracy.”
In an unexpected move Monday morning, the Charlotte City Council voted to conditionally repeal the city’s NDO – also know as the “bathroom ordinance” – that led to the state’s passage of House Bill 2 (HB2):
One “special session” turned into two this week at the North Carolina General Assembly (NCGA), and the result has been mass hysteria and accusations suggesting that Republican leaders are brazenly staging a “coup” in the aftermath of Gov. Pat McCrory’s narrow election loss to Attorney General Roy Cooper.
In the midst of a mostly disappointing election night for North Carolina Democrats, one result made them happy – The election of Wake County Superior Court Judge Mike Morgan to the NC Supreme Court. Morgan’s defeat of Justice Bob Edmunds means the tilt of the court will now shift 4-3 to the left instead of to the right.