North Carolina

Lauren McCauley, staff writer
"This law is about trying to shame a woman out of having an abortion, pure and simple," said Louise Melling, deputy legal director for the ACLU, said of North Carolina's ultrasound law. (Photo: Mikasi/cc/flickr)
A North Carolina law that forces physicians to show and describe an ultrasound to patients seeking an abortion is "ideological in intent" and violates doctors' free-speech rights, ruled a federal court on Monday. "This compelled speech, even though it is a regulation of the medical profession, is ideological in intent and in kind," wrote Fourth U...
Jon Queally, staff writer
As North Caroline makes plans to open itself up to hydraulic fracturing, or...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that North Carolina can impose additional restrictions on voters. (Photo: kristinausk/flickr/cc)
The U.S. Supreme Court reinstated voting restrictions in North Carolina on...

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