Category Archives: Courts

This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

The Leandro lawsuit linked to N.C. school performance and funding has lingered in the state’s court system for more than two decades. Terry Stoops assesses the latest court hearing in the case for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Rick Henderson discusses a Carolina Journal cover story detailing an income tax fraud scheme withinContinue Reading

Leef documents disturbing court ruling for Forbes readers

George Leef’s latest Forbes column focuses on a recent U.S. Court of Appeals ruling that flies in the face of constitutional protections. Many court cases cause you to wonder if the Constitution isn’t a dead letter, but the Fourth Circuit’s decision in Kane v. Lewis in March is especially depressing. It further erodes the protectionContinue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on right-of-center political thinkers who endorse a form of judicial activism. Roy Cordato’s Daily Journal explains why third-party sales of energy do not represent a free-market reform.

Split N.C. Supreme Court vacates 2011 Gaston County death sentence

In a 4-2 split, the N.C. Supreme Court has vacated a death sentence and ordered a new trial for Danny Robbie Hembree Jr., convicted in 2011 of murdering his girlfriend’s 17-year-old sister, Heather Catterton, in Gastonia in 2009. That was one of three murder charges Hembree faced at the time. The court’s majority ruled thatContinue Reading

N.C. Supreme Court delivers legal blow to man imprisoned nearly 40 years on burglary charge

The N.C. Supreme Court has ruled, 5-0, that the N.C. Court of Appeals was acting within its authority when it reversed a trial court’s order to free Larry Stubbs, who had been imprisoned since 1973 on a second-degree burglary charge. Stubbs had argued in a Cumberland County courtroom in 2011 that a life sentence forContinue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

Michael Lowrey reports for Carolina Journal Online on a recent N.C. Supreme Court case involving pot and a partisan divide on Fourth Amendment rights. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why we should mind our own business.

New at CJO: N.C. Appeals Court hears arguments in Alamance school records case

Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on the N.C. Court of Appeals hearing in a case involving a dispute over access to Alamance County public school records.

New trial ordered in Union County school funding dispute

A unanimous three-judge panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals has ordered a new trial in a funding dispute involving the Union County commissioners and school board. The decision throws out a trial court ruling ordering county commissioners to appropriate nearly $5 million more for Union County schools for 2013-14 current operating expenses, along withContinue Reading