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Republican lawmakers in North Carolina have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to curtail the powers of state courts to intervene in the drawing of congressional districts.
The constitutional scholar argued numerous cases before the Supreme Court, served in top positions in the Justice Department and taught for decades at Duke University.
North Carolina sheriff's deputies were justified in their fatal shooting of a Black man in April, a district attorney said Tuesday.
The decision came shortly after a North Carolina prosecutor said that Andrew Brown Jr. had hit law enforcement officers with his car before they opened fire.
District Attorney Andrew Womble told a judge at a hearing that he viewed body camera video and disagreed with a characterization by attorneys for the family of Andrew Brown Jr.
North Carolina deputies shot and killed Andrew Brown Jr., who is Black. The five shots included the back of the head, according to an independent autopsy report.
Leaders of a North Carolina city where a Black man was shot and killed by deputies serving search and drug-related warrants are planning to urge a court to release body camera video of the shooting.
President Joe Biden was set to announce the surge in deliveries to states Tuesday afternoon, along with the news that the federal government is purchasing an additional 100 million doses each of the two approved coronavirus vaccines.
President Donald Trump is facing a backlash for urging voters in North Carolina to vote by mail and then try to vote again in person to test the mail-in ballot system in the Nov. 3 election.
Hundreds of U.S. soldiers deployed Saturday from Fort Bragg, North Carolina, to Kuwait to serve as reinforcements in the Middle East amid rising tensions following the U.S. killing of a top Iranian general.
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