Courts (page 119)

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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Taxpayer-funded high-speed passenger rail makes no sense for North Carolina. Joseph Coletti explains why during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. David Bass will discuss social legislation moving through the halls of the General Assembly, and you’ll hear highlights from a legislative debate over tort reform. The…
    Mitch Kokai, May 6, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Karen Welsh’s latest Carolina Journal Online report focuses on Haywood County’s efforts to save taxpayer money by privatizing its landfill. John Hood’s Daily Journal explores different ways states select their judges.
    Mitch Kokai, May 5, 2011
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    Other new N.C. Court of Appeals opinions released this morning

    In other opinions released this morning from the N.C. Court of Appeals: A unanimous three-judge panel affirmed a lower-court ruling against former National Football League player Matthew Stinchomb in his medical malpractice suit against Charlotte’s Presbyterian Hospital and other defendants. A unanimous three-judge panel affirmed a lower-court ruling…
    Mitch Kokai, May 3, 2011
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    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…
    Mitch Kokai, May 3, 2011
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    Re: N.C. Appeals Court upholds trial court ruling …

    There seems to be a bit of confusion about the impact of today’s opinion from the N.C. Court of Appeals in the Wake County open meetings suit. Perhaps a direct quote from Judge Donna Stroud’s opinion might help clarify the situation: We affirm the trial court’s…
    Mitch Kokai, April 19, 2011
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    Other Appeals Court opinions released this morning

    Among the other N.C. Court of Appeals opinions released this morning: A unanimous three-judge panel reversed trial-court rulings and favored a former Stoneville police chief in his legal battle against the town over wrongful discharge and retirement benefits. A unanimous three-judge panel reversed a ruling from the N.C.
    Mitch Kokai, April 19, 2011
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    N.C. Appeals Court upholds trial court ruling in Wake schools’ open meetings suit

    A unanimous three-judge panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals has affirmed most of a trial court’s ruling in an open-meetings lawsuit filed against the Wake County school board in connection with a controversial March 2010 meeting. The trial court had found that the school board had violated the open-meetings…
    Mitch Kokai, April 19, 2011
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    Prisons failing

    Live Blog North Carolina sends 40 percent of ex-offenders back to prison for new crimes, but almost none back for technical violations of parole or probation according to a new report from the Pew Center on the States. Recidivism in North Carolina was lower for inmates released in…
    Joseph Coletti, April 13, 2011