N.C. Supreme Court

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    Bullying In NC Schools: Mitch Kokai Explains N.C. Supreme Court Ruling on WPTF

    The North Carolina Supreme Court has handed down a fascinating decision in a case of egregious bullying of autistic kids who attended a public school in Pitt County. On Friday, a unanimous court ruled that schools can be sued for their failure to stop harassment. Chief Justice Paul Newby…
    Donna Martinez, June 14, 2021
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    Cheri Beasley Reportedly Running for Senate

    The News & Observer reported today that former Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court Cheri Beasley will likely be running for the Richard Burr’s Senate seat. Richard Burr will not be running for election, which will leave his seat up for grabs in 2022. the N&O‘s Brian Murphy reports:…
    Brenee Goforth, March 18, 2021
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    Republicans Make Surprising Strides in NC Judicial Races

    Election season this year has been like no other. Americans are still raising questions about the presidential race, and control of the US Senate hangs in the balance of one state, Georgia, as it goes into a runoff this year. North Carolinians are facing an additional election anomaly in the…
    Brenee Goforth, December 4, 2020
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    Don’t Overlook Judges on Your Ballot

    North Carolina is in the midst of the election season. While much conversation is focusing on executive elections like president and governor or legislative races like those for the General Assembly, one elected branch of government in this state is often overlooked: the judiciary. In North Carolina, the citizens elect…
    Brenee Goforth, October 13, 2020
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    N.C. Supreme Court Candidates Share Their Beliefs

    On Thursday, Sept. 10, the Federalist Society hosted a forum with the candidates for the three contested seats this year in the North Carolina Supreme Court. JLF’s Vice President of Marketing and Communications, Donna Martinez, moderated the event. The event began with introductions from all the candidates…
    Brenee Goforth, September 17, 2020
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    Map Act video shows deteriorated property

    As the date for oral arguments on North Carolina’s Map Act approaches in the N.C. Supreme Court, plaintiffs attorneys have released a video showing a neighborhood affected by the act. The video shows a number of houses, both one-story and two-story, in a cul-de-sac. Most are quite…
    Barry Smith, February 3, 2016
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    Supreme Court upholds state’s Internet sweepstakes ban

    The N.C. Supreme Court has reversed a lower court’s ruling and upheld the state’s ban on Internet sweepstakes. In a unanimous opinion, Justice Robin Hudson said that the General Assembly in its attempt to ban the machines was regulating conduct, and not protected free speech. Sweepstakes companies,…
    Barry Smith, December 14, 2012
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    Perdue exempts herself, but not McCrory, from executive order on judicial appointments

    Does it strike anyone else as odd that Gov. Bev Perdue is rescinding the same executive order she issued regarding judicial appointments? Well, she’s not really rescinding it. She’s exempting herself from it. She apparently thinks that incoming Gov.-elect Pat McCrory and future governors should be bound by the…
    Barry Smith, December 10, 2012