WHITEVILLE, NC — Jody Greene, the Columbus County Sheriff embroiled in legal trouble over racist remarks and behavior while in office, resigned for a second time Wednesday while in court before the district attorney could make his case to remove him permanently from office. Greene’s resignation prompted Judge Douglas Sasser to render moot District Attorney…Read More Columbus County NAACP Reacts to Racist Sheriff Resignation; New Sheriff Appointment
RALEIGH, N.C. — Southern Coalition for Social Justice Co-Executive Director and Voting Rights Chief Counsel, Allison Riggs, has been appointed by Gov. Roy Cooper to the North Carolina Court of Appeals. Cooper made the announcement Thursday — he is filling a vacancy that was created when Judge Richard Dietz was elected in November to the…Read More Gov. Roy Cooper Appoints Allison Riggs to Court of Appeals
Justice System Reform
The pandemic really showed us [how] students are being transferred from the school system to the justice system.Marcus Pollard, Justice System Reform Counsel, Southern Coalition for Social Justice
Case Summary: On November 16, 2021, the Southern Coalition for Social Justice (SCSJ), with co-counsel from the ACLU of Texas and the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas (Austin Division) against Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, on behalf of the…Read More Fair Maps Texas Action Committee v. Abbott
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