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Gov. Perdue to decide soon on legislation impacting Racial Justice Act
Written by Alyssa Marcus/David Horn   
Thursday, 08 December 2011 10:07

(RALEIGH) -- Gov. Bev Perdue said she is still figuring out her next step on a bill that essentially does away with a 2009 law that allows convicted murderers in North Carolina to use statistics to persuade a judge that racial bias contributed to their death sentence. State lawmakers approved the measure last month.

"I'm moving in one direction.  I know where my head is and where my heart is and so I'm going to listen as I should to other people and at the end of the day I'm going to make a decision very soon," said Perdue.

The governor has until Dec. 29 to veto the bill, sign the measure, or let it become law without acting. She indicated that she will decide what to do with the legislation by the Holidays.

Last Updated on Monday, 12 December 2011 00:00
 
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