According to the Capital Trail Motions Index posted online by the North Carolina Court System, defendants seeking to make a motion under the new Racial Justice Act should consult hire “CDPL’s Trial Assistance Unit” prior to filing.
The Center for Death Penalty Litigation, a North Carolina based non-profit, receives nearly all of its funding through State government grants and contracts. And, according to their website, CDPL represents one-third of all inmates currently on death row.
Although the death penalty is currently legal in North Carolina, the state spends upwards of $1 million each year funding a non-profit seeking to fight and find various loopholes around it. But one can’t help but wonder the Center’s actual stance on the issue, because without the death penalty, would they even have a cause to exist?