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Update: Per SCOTUSblog, the Chief Justice has asked the redistricting plan challengers for a response to the state’s application for a stay, due by 3 p.m. February 16. The fate of North Carolina’s congressional primary elections now rests ...
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The state court system has reasons to celebrate, according to Chief Justice Mark Martin, but adequate funding isn’t one of them. In late January Martin announced a Celebrate North Carolina Courts initiative to highlight several upcoming milestones, including ...
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The challenge to the state’s voter photo ID law heads to trial in Winston-Salem federal court on Monday, bringing to a close the first chapter of the lawsuits challenging the state’s radical revision of its election laws in ...
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The U.S. Supreme Court opened the second part of this year’s term on Monday with argument in a case that challenges the high court’s support for public sector unions, considering in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association whether compelling ...
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[Editor’s note: During the holidays, NC Policy Watch is taking a look back at 2015 by featuring some of our top news stories and commentaries from the past 12 months. We hope you will enjoy them and feel ...
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New and ongoing legal challenges to much of the controversial legislation enacted in North Carolina these past few years continued in 2015, proving once again why courts as final arbiters matter. Here are some of the highlights. Marriage ...
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The U.S. Supreme Court will hear argument Tuesday morning in two of the four redistricting cases it has already accepted for review, with several more percolating in places like North Carolina, making this potentially a blockbuster term for ...
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State and federal regulators announced a string of court victories and settlements involving predatory for-profit colleges in recent weeks, and while at first glance the numbers are big and the recognition of widespread deception precedential, the impact on ...
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Officials from the state Division of Air Quality are set to meet this afternoon and tomorrow with the Environmental Management Commission to seek expedited approval of its plan to address power plant carbon emission reductions required under the ...
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The U.S. Supreme Court opens its new term on Monday with several cases set for argument and others waiting in the wings. The high court’s docket for the term is by no means set, and the justices are ...
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North Carolina lawmakers’ late June quick-fix to the voter ID law was not enough to head off the legal challenge to photo ID as a requirement to vote, Superior Court Judge Michael Morgan said in an order issued ...
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Expectations are so low when it comes to funding the state’s court system that a budget without obvious cuts is now lauded as a victory. “We are pleased that the budget as proposed by the General Assembly recognizes ...
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Attorneys in the cases challenging the state’s 2011 redistricting plan were back before the state Supreme Court Monday morning, arguing whether certain of the districts survive constitutional scrutiny under the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in Alabama Legislative ...
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It took nearly a decade for North Carolina’s 2001 redistricting plan to wind its way through the courts, resolved finally in 2009, just in time for the next census. The plans signed into law in 2011 don’t look ...
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It’s been more than two years since the General Assembly repealed the Racial Justice Act, eliminating the right of death row inmates here to assert statutory claims of racial discrimination in juror selection. The cases of the few ...
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