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Automatic teacher dues billl blocked for now

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- A judge for now has blocked a new law from
taking effect that stops members of North Carolina's leading
teacher lobbying group from having their dues removed automatically
from paychecks.

Superior Court Judge Paul Gessner issued a temporary restraining
order Monday stopping the law approved late last week by the
General Assembly from being enacted. Hours before, the North
Carolina Association of Educators sued over the dues check-off law,
calling it unconstitutional.

Republicans pushed to override Gov. Beverly Perdue's veto of the
bill in an after-midnight meeting after holding another session to
consider another veto bill involving racial bias and the death
penalty. NCAE President Sheri Strickland said the law was singling
out the group. GOP leaders are unhappy with the association's
political and lobbying activities in recent years.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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