The majority of people who are arrested for crimes in the United States are considered and prosecuted as indigent. People who are being prosecuted are constitutionally granted the right to have a lawyer provided for them if they cannot afford to hire one. Indigent defense systems have emerged but there are questions about whether the […]
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In the January’s Joint Legislative Oversight Committee in Justice and Public Safety meeting Sen. Austin Allran (R-Alexander) posed a question to Terri Catlett, Deputy Director of Health Services, Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice, Department of Public safety. “If the prison population is going down and the number of inmate hospital admissions is declining,” […]
Perhaps Mr. Cooper is too busy campaigning to carry out his elected duties?
Mike Lee, one of our CLC speakers, gave the Tea Party response to the State of the Union Address. Some excerpts are available here. (Maybe video too by Wednesday morning.) One telling quote: “But where does this new inequality come from? From government — every time it takes rights and opportunities away from the American people and […]
Two big computer snafus in state government should be a warning to public officials everywhere: Stop trying to do too much! According to WRAL: North Carolina’s Medicaid billing system was so dysfunctional it costs doctors time, money and patients, according to a class action lawsuit filed by a group of medical providers Thursday. The suit […]