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Does Duke's new sexual misconduct policy protect the students or the school?

9/4/2017- Not even half a year after losing a court battle over them, Duke University has changed its student-discipline rules to give its student-affairs office more power in the handling of appeals in sexual-misconduct cases. Read More

Men's soccer player suspended for sexual assault allowed to remain at Duke after preliminary injunction

2/15/2017- Judge Orlando Hudson issued a ruling on a preliminary injunction Wednesday allowing suspended men’s soccer player Ciaran McKenna to remain at Duke. Hudson issued the ruling after closing arguments by Duke’s lawyer Paul Sun and McKenna’s lawyers Emilia Beskind and Jay Ferguson. Read More

Cumberland Judge Steps Aside from Racial Justice Act Cases

6/9/2016- The chief resident Superior Court judge in Cumberland County agreed on Thursday to let another judge preside over hearing on four Racial Justice Act cases. Read More

Psychiatrist Back Up Sleepwalking Defense in Durham Murder Trial

3/5/2015- The Hillsborough father is accused of suffocating his 4-year-old son, Blake, back in September 2010. He’s charged with first degree murder and two counts of attempted first degree murder for trying to do the same to his two older children. Read More

Judge Ammons Removes Himself from Hearing Four Racial Bias Cases

6/9/2015- A Cumberland County judge on Thursday removed himself from presiding over the cases of four people who in 2012 used a racial bias law to get off North Carolina’s death row. Read More

Judge Steps Aside in Racial Justice Act Appeals

6/9/2015- A Superior Court judge agreed Thursday to allow another judge to hear the appeals of four convicted killers in their renewed bid to get off death row. Read More

Juror in Durham Sleepwalking Murder Trial: "I Didn't Believe One Word Out of that Man's Mouth"

3/12/2015- The day after a shocking verdict in the Joseph Mitchell trial, jurors are speaking out about their decision to acquit a Durham father of first-degree murder in the death of his 4-year-old son. Read More

NC Justices Hear Arguments in Racial Justice Act Cases

4/14/2014- North Carolina’s Supreme Court justices heard two divergent views on Monday about what stories are told by the numbers associated with four Racial Justice Act cases. Read More