The News & Observer and WRAL quoted Melanie Dubis in their coverage of the latest development in the Leandro case, a long-running lawsuit that established a constitutional right to a sound basic education for all public school students in North Carolina. Melanie is the lead counsel for the plaintiff school districts.
“If the state actors don’t remedy the constitutional violation — which they haven’t done after 25 years — after due deference, the court has the duty and the obligation to order a remedy,” Melanie said in The N&O. A judge this week ordered state leaders to “work expeditiously" to meet their constitutional mandate, agreeing with a consultant's recent report that the state is still failing to live up to its obligations.
You can read The News & Observer's article here and find WRAL's coverage here. The N&O and WRAL are two of Raleigh's leading news outlets.