Split N.C. Supreme Court means earlier court ruling favoring ex-felon’s gun rights stands

Because of a 3-3 split among N.C. Supreme Court members (with new Justice Cheri Beasley not having taken part in the case), the Court of Appeals’ November 2011 ruling favoring an ex-felon in a gun-rights case will stand.

This forum has documented some of the key legal issues involved in the case Baysden v. State.

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...