Sorry - I should have said that in the first paragraph.
One other thing...
Except for a few words mentioning that Prosecutors will appeal, there is not ONE critical quote about this decision provided by the author.
Half the article is devoted to quotes from the Judge, who is on the record publicly praising the new law.
The ACLU and a Carolina based anti-death penalty group are quoted.
Two different academic studies supporting the decision are quoted or summarized.
The journalistic bias in this article is beyond belief!
No court in North Carolina concerned themselves as to the fact that the defendant was guilty and the propriety of the death penalty in his case. The court and legislature merely forbade the application of the death penalty to a black if the jury is white. The net result is the granting the black a privileged status.