Raleigh NC – Bills to change public school rules

School suspension notice requirements will be standardized, and the mandatory high school graduation project won’t be required once two bills championed by N.C. Rep. Angela Bryant become laws. (Rocky Mount Telegram)

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Washington DC – U.S. Could Let Detainees Plead Guilty Without Trials

The Obama administration is considering a change in the law for the military commissions at the prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, that would clear the way for detainees facing the death penalty to plead guilty without a full trial. (New York Times)

Wilson NC – Three vie for vacant judgeship Perdue has until August to name appointment

Gov. Bev Perdue is reviewing three potential candidates to replace former District Court Judge Robert Evans and hopes to make a decision in the coming weeks, a spokeswoman for the governor said this week.

Perdue, who in April appointed Evans to replace retiring District Attorney Howard Boney, must choose between . . . (Rocky Mount Telegram)