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NCAE sues over automatic dues bill

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By GARY D. ROBERTSON
Associated Press

RALEIGH, NC (AP) -- North Carolina's leading teacher lobbying group has sued to block a new law from taking effect that would prevent its members from having their dues removed automatically from their paychecks.

The North Carolina Association of Educators filed a lawsuit Monday in Wake County court, just four days after the House voted in an after-midnight session to override Gov. Beverly Perdue's veto of the bill.

The association said a Superior Court judge issued a temporary restraining order blocking the law from being enacted late Monday. The judge's office couldn't immediately confirm a decision.

Republicans pushed through the override just after holding a session to consider another veto bill involving racial bias and the death penalty. 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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