Appeals Court rules against Cooper in defamation suit linked to 2000 campaign

A unanimous three-judge panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals has affirmed a lower-court ruling against Attorney General Roy Cooper in a defamation suit filed against him by his 2000 campaign opponent, Dan Boyce.

Cooper had asked a judge to grant a summary judgment in his favor, but the appellate panel agreed with the trial court to reject that request.

Mitch Kokai / Senior Political Analyst

Mitch Kokai is senior political analyst for the John Locke Foundation. He joined JLF in December 2005 as director of communications. That followed more than four years as chie...

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