RALEIGH (AP) Primaries for North Carolina state appellate court seats won’t happen this year if a federal appeals court decision stands. A panel of judges Feb. 9 reversed a lower court decision that would have required the primaries, giving a victory ...Read More »
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina appeals court should keep alive a five-year-old lawsuit because it increases the pressure on Duke Energy Corp. to clean up groundwater contaminated by its coal ash pits, environmental lawyers argued Thursday. The Charlotte-based ...Read More »
In a harried special session called in the waning days of Gov. Pat McCrory’s administration, Republicans in the North Carolina General passed Senate Bill 4, a law that makes Republican-friendly changes to the compositions of state and local election boards ...
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The street where North Carolina's two appellate court buildings sit in calm repose is only a few blocks away from the Wake County courthouse, where defendants and witnesses gather on the front steps outside. But although the attorneys and judges inside each building are after the same result - justice and advocacy - they are worlds apart. Appellate work is very different from other types of advocacy, said Elizabeth Scherer (pictured), an attorney with Smith Moore Leatherwood who is on the committee that is developing the requirements for the new appellate specialty.Read More »
Constitutional interpretation, judicial elections and contributory negligence were on the table - along with pitchers of ice water - as eight appellate court candidates gathered in Winston-Salem at a judicial forum that served as an unofficial kickoff of the campaign season. The event, sponsored by the Federalist Society, brought together seven candidates for the Court of Appeals and one candidate running for a vacant seat on the Supreme Court.Read More »