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N.C. Supreme Court

Nov 5, 2019

History museum opens exhibit on Supreme Court

The North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh will debut its newest exhibit that celebrates the 200th anniversary of the North Carolina Supreme Court on Nov. 15. “Law and Justice: The Supreme Court of North Carolina, 1819-2019” will highlight stories, court cases, artifacts, and images of the state’s highest court and and “reveals the untold […]

Mar 12, 2019

Davis appointed to Supreme Court

  Court of Appeals Judge Mark Davis has been appointed to serve as the newest associate justice on the North Carolina Supreme Court. “I know Judge Davis is dedicated to his work and to serving the people of North Carolina, and I know he will continue to serve with distinction as an Associate Justice on […]

Jun 29, 2018

NC attorney general to challenge more coal ash costs

RALEIGH (AP) North Carolina’s top attorney says he’s going to challenge a decision allowing the country’s No. 2 electricity company to charge consumers hundreds of millions of dollars to clean up mountains of coal-ash waste. State utility regulators last week said they would review Duke Energy’s cleanup costs in central and western North Carolina and […]

Jun 11, 2018

NC high court: Superintendent can administer public schools

RALEIGH (AP) Legislators have the authority to shift substantial control over public schools that educate 1.5 million North Carolina students to the state’s elected superintendent, North Carolina’s highest court decided June 8. In the latest chapter in a decades-long balancing act over who runs public schools, the state Supreme Court backed state schools Superintendent Mark […]

May 6, 2016

NC Supreme Court election method to remain the same

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s long-time method of electing members of the state Supreme Court will stand after justices split on the constitutionality of a new re-election option. In an opinion issued Friday, justices tied 3-3 over a challenge to a law that allowed retention elections. That 2015 law lets an incumbent, elected justice […]

Dec 28, 2015

Special delivery

The odds of a probation officer arriving at a probationer’s apartment right before a mail carrier delivers a package filled with prescription drugs are slim.

Dec 1, 2015

Alternative to electing state high court justices challenged

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s new alternate method of choosing members of the state Supreme Court was formally challenged Monday with a lawsuit arguing up-or-down votes of sitting incumbents aren’t truly elections and are therefore unconstitutional. The litigation filed in Wake County court seeks to block a law approved in June and signed by Gov. […]

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Oct 1, 2015

N.C. Supreme Court’s output inches upward in current year

This time last year, four seats on the North Carolina Supreme Court were up for grabs in the upcoming election, and all of the candidates voiced a common concern—that the state’s highest court was handing down a disturbingly low number of written opinions, and the next court needed to reverse the longstanding slide in the […]

Aug 27, 2015

North Carolina Supreme Court enters Map Act fray

Over the objections of a group of property owners, the North Carolina Supreme Court has agreed to hear the state’s challenge to a lower court decision that could force the Department of Transportation to pay hundreds of millions of dollars for land in the path of proposed road projects. The state is seeking a reversal […]

Jul 24, 2015

NC court upholds taxpayer-funded grants for private schools

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A divided state Supreme Court ruled Thursday in favor of a Republican-backed program that spends taxpayer money on tuition for students at private and religious schools. The 4-3 decision split North Carolina’s highest court along ideological lines, reversing a lower court ruling declaring the state’s Opportunity Scholarships unconstitutional. Chief Justice Mar[...]

Mar 24, 2015

Supreme Court to hear case of man convicted of killing pregnant wife

North Carolina's highest court has set a date to hear arguments over whether a Raleigh man convicted by jurors of killing his pregnant wife in 2006 should get a new trial.

Dec 23, 2014

Outgoing justice returning to NC Court of Appeals

An outgoing North Carolina Supreme Court justice is returning to the Court of Appeals to fill the impending vacancy of the judge who defeated him last month.

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