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RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Several relatives of people who were murdered hope to persuade North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue to veto a bill that would essentially repeal a 2009 law designed to address alleged racial bias in death penalty cases.

The family members of the murder victims planned to meet Monday with Perdue before holding a news conference in Raleigh.

They oppose a bill approved last month by the Republican-led Legislature that does away with key provisions of the Racial Justice Act. The 2009 law allows death row inmates to use statistics in a new type of court hearing to argue racial bias played a role in their sentences.

One relative expected to attend says repealing the law would send the message the state doesn’t care about a racially skewed system.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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