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Going on 30 years, an education funding dispute returns to the North Carolina Supreme Court

Education funding litigation that originated 30 years ago has returned to North Carolina’s highest court. The state Supreme Court held oral arguments but didn't immediately rule again Thursday in the case barely a year after it ruled on whether a trial judge could move taxpayer money to address schooling inequities statewide without the express approval of legislators.

Echoes of a Coup

In November, 1898, an armed white supremacist mob – supported by most white elites in North Carolina – murdered untold Black Wilmington residents and drove the city’s elected Fusionist government f