Plaintiffs’ First Amendment rights were not violated when a transit authority revoked their access to certain restricted property even though the revocation was made in retaliation to activities protected under the First Amendment. Background Plaintiff David McClure is the ...Read More »
The positions of the governor’s cabinet were created by the General Assembly, not the North Carolina Constitution; it follows that the constitution does not prohibit Senate confirmation of cabinet members. Moreover, given the governor’s power to nominate, supervise, and terminate ...Read More »
In a civil case alleging the sexual abuse of juvenile plaintiffs, the court can protect the juveniles’ identities without sealing the entire court file. And while a criminal defendant’s right to a fair trial may justify a temporary sealing of ...Read More »
A gag order imposed by the district court overseeing suits against the owners of hog farms breached basic First Amendment principles. Background Hundreds of plaintiffs have alleged that nearby hog farms associated with Murphy-Brown LLC are a private nuisance. Plaintiffs ...Read More »
Where plaintiffs complain that they were ousted from membership in the defendant-church, but where church membership is a core ecclesiastical matter, inquiry by this court into the matter is barred. We affirm the trial court’s grant of defendant’s motion to ...
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The district court did not err in dismissing an inmate’s Eighth Amendment claims or in declining to appoint counsel, but remand is necessary because the lower court failed to address the plaintiff’s state-law medical malpractice claims. Background Plaintiff Steven Banks ...
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