Make that 0 for 9 for the N.C. legislature
Posted August 1, 2016
A look into the not-so-distant past reveals that the current legislative leadership is at least 0 for 9 when it comes to passing bills that later withstand scrutiny by our state and federal courts. A unanimous state Supreme Court ruled that a 2015 effort to phase out job protections for public school teachers who'd already earned them was unconstitutional. North Carolina's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage was set aside by a federal judge in 2014. And in 2015 the U.S. Supreme Court let stand a Court of Appeals decision rejecting a law that required abortion providers show and describe an ultrasound to a pregnant woman before she has an abortion.