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Constitutional — Open Courts – Declaratory Judgment – Right to Bear Arms – Convicted Felon – Pardon – Amended Statute (access required)

Booth v. State (Lawyers Weekly No. 15-07-1126, 12 pp.) (John Tyson, J.) Appealed from Wake County Superior Court (Donald Stephens, J.) N.C. App. Holding: Plaintiff sought a declaratory judgment, and the trial court ruled that the current version of the ...

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Constitutional — Due Process – Property Interest – Unilateral Expectation – Professor Emeritus Status – Tort/Negligence – Slander (access required)

Izydore v. Tokuta (Lawyers Weekly No. 15-07-0767, 20 pp.) (Robert Hunter Jr., J.) Appealed from Durham County Superior Court (Orlando Hudson Jr., J.) N.C. App. Holding: Although plaintiff alleges that defendants deprived him of property without due process, and although ...

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Constitutional — Freedom of Religion – Civil Practice – Subject Matter Jurisdiction – Church Bylaws – Embezzlement Claim (access required)

Davis v. Williams (Lawyers Weekly No. 15-07-0722, 7 pp.) (Wanda Bryant, J.) Appealed from Mecklenburg County Superior Court (Nathaniel Poovey, J.) N.C. App. Holding: The trial court can apply neutral principles of law to determine whether the defendant-church followed its ...

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