Courts (page 7)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis of Carolina Journal Online offers an exclusive interview with N.C. Supreme Court Justice Mark Martin that focuses on judicial reform and the Raise the Age initiative. The Daily Journal critiques Gov. Roy Cooper’s latest appeal for new North Carolina legislative election maps.
    Mitch Kokai, June 13, 2017
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    Join Us Monday at JLF: Presentation By Chief Justice Mark Martin

    Join us Monday at Noon. Free. Feel free to bring your lunch. Save your seat here. In September 2015, Chief Justice Mark Martin convened the North Carolina Commission on the Administration of Law and Justice. This independent, multidisciplinary commission was tasked with exploring ways to strengthen our unified court…
    Donna Martinez, June 11, 2017
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    Federal court could have trouble ruling ‘promptly’ on redistricting

    Carolina Journal reports on late-breaking Friday redistricting news. The three-judge federal panel reviewing North Carolina’s legislative districts wants to respond quickly to the U.S. Supreme Court, making a 2017 special legislative session possible. But it’s not clear if it will get the information it requires from the defendants in…
    Donna Martinez, June 10, 2017
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    Who knew “It’s a Wonderful Life” Would Make Its Way Into a NC Supreme Court Opinion

    From Mitch Kokai: Newby also crafted the most amusing opinion handed down today. In the unanimous decision of State v. Jones, Newby offered a concurring opinion relying on the longstanding judicial principles of … “It’s A Wonderful Life.” In Jones the high court reversed the N.C. Court of Appeals in…
    Donna Martinez, June 9, 2017
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    Court case could give right-to-work protections to public workers nationwide

    Mailee Smith of the Illinois Policy Institute describes a court case from the Prairie State that could have a major national impact. It would extend right-to-work protections. Twenty-eight states have Right-to-Work laws, which means government workers can choose for themselves whether to financially support a union. But in…
    Mitch Kokai, June 6, 2017
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    Solar farm developer wins court battle against Robeson County

    A unanimous three-judge panel has ruled in favor of a solar farm developer in its dispute against Robeson County. Appellate judges agreed that Robeson County commissioners should not have rejected a proposed 40-acre solar farm in a portion of the county zoned for residential agricultural uses. The Appeals Court opinion…
    Mitch Kokai, June 6, 2017
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    Unanimous N.C. Appeals Court panel rules against heirs of eugenics victims

    A unanimous three-judge panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals has ruled that the estates of three victims of the state’s eugenics program are not entitled to payments from North Carolina’s eugenics compensation fund. It was the second time the Appeals Court had addressed the cases. In the first round,…
    Mitch Kokai, June 6, 2017
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    Save Your Seat Now: Chief Justice Mark Martin To Speak At JLF

    Join JLF Monday, June 12 at Noon as we host Chief Justice Mark Martin of the North Carolina Supreme Court. The event is free. Register here. In September 2015, Chief Justice Mark Martin convened the North Carolina Commission on the Administration of Law and Justice. This independent, multidisciplinary commission…
    Donna Martinez, June 6, 2017