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Posted: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 11:09 am | Updated: 11:11 am, Wed Apr 10, 2013.

RALEIGH, N.C.  — Religious leaders of several faiths are opposing the repeal of a North Carolina law allowing death row inmates to have their sentences reduced to life in prison if they can prove racial prejudice played a part in their trials.

The leaders criticized the Senate's decision to repeal the Racial Justice Act, which allowed inmates slated for capital punishment to use statistics and other forms of evidence to make their case. The 2009 act was weakened last year by the Republican-led General Assembly.

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