This week in legal news: the bad policy and law behind admitting privileges restrictions, and Republicans’ obstructionism on judicial nominees becomes transparently misogynistic.
Less than 24 hours after SB 353 was passed, Gov. Pat McCrory pledged to sign it into law.
SB 353 now heads to Gov. Pat McCrory for his signature. McCrory has already stated that he will sign the bill, despite his campaign promise not to sign into law any abortion restrictions.
Thursday is listed as the last day of the state’s legislative session, but under state rules the proceedings could go on well beyond midnight. It could be a long night.
In a last-minute bid to spur the senate rules committee into action, 2012 GOP presidential candidate and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum has endorsed SB 353.
Now that the legislature has the biggest item off its agenda, what will happen to the state’s massive anti-abortion bill?
As the legislative session draws to a close, the state’s motorcycle safety bill, which was amended with a number of unrelated abortion restrictions, remains stalled in committee.
As SB 353, the North Carolina motorcycle safety bill that was amended to include abortion restrictions, awaits review in the senate rules committee, Republican supporters of the bill, including Gov. Pat McCrory, are seeing increasing disapproval among both health-care organizations and voters in the state.
Rather than head to the floor for a vote, SB 353 is being sent to committee for review instead.
George Zimmerman is acquitted in the murder of teenager Trayvon Martin and state lawmakers go to extraordinary measures to thwart the democratic process and pass the most restrictive abortion laws yet.