Justices seem poised to hear elections case pressed by GOP
The Supreme Court seems poised to take on a new elections case being pressed by Republicans that could increase the power of state lawmakers over races for Congress and the presidency, as well as redistricting, and cut state courts out of the equation. The issue has arisen repeatedly in cases from North Carolina and Pennsylvania, where Democratic majorities on the states’ highest courts have invoked voting protections in their state constitutions to frustrate the plans of Republican-dominated legislatures. Already, four conservative Supreme Court justices have noted their interest in deciding whether state courts, finding violations of their state constitutions, can order changes to federal elections and the once-a-decade redrawing of congressional districts.news.yahoo.com
Republican Rep. Madison Cawthorn failed to properly disclose up to $950,000 in cryptocurrency trades, including 'Let's Go Brandon' coin, bitcoin, and ethereum
Cawthorn, who lost re-election last month, already faces several legal and ethical problems, including an investigation by the US House.news.yahoo.com
North Carolina man gets death sentence in daughter's killing
A North Carolina man has been sentenced to death for the 2019 murder of his teenage daughter, according to the local prosecutor's office. The Union County District Attorney's Office said in a news release Friday that a jury handed the sentence down after about three hours of deliberations following the three-week trial of 35-year-old Joshua Lee Burgess. Burgess killed his 15-year-old daughter, Zaria, after “psychologically and sexually torturing her for 22 hours," the news release said.news.yahoo.com
TV stations take down inflammatory GOP ad about North Carolina Democratic Senate candidate Cheri Beasley in response to complaints about inaccuracy
The rhetoric in the attack ad mirrors the approach by Senate Republicans during Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson's confirmation hearing.cbsnews.com
North Carolina Senate race tests Trump's endorsement power
When Ted Budd won a surprise endorsement from former President Donald Trump last year, he was a little-known congressman running for a Senate seat in North Carolina against some of the state’s most recognizable Republicans, including a former governor.
Jayhawks rally, rock North Carolina 72-69 to win NCAA title
Kansas finished off the biggest comeback in national championship history Monday night, getting a big game from David McCormack, crucial shots from Remy Martin and surviving a potential game-tying 3-pointer by Caleb Love at the buzzer for a 72-69 victory over North Carolina in the Superdome.
Krzyzewski K-O'd: North Carolina takes out coach, Duke 81-77
Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski’s remarkable career came to a sudden end Saturday night after Caleb Love made a key 3-pointer and three late free throws to lift archrival North Carolina to a thrill-a-minute 81-77 victory over the Blue Devils in the national semifinals showdown.