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Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty is voicing disappointment in the opinion released late last week by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces concerning the court-martial of Marine Lance Cpl. Monifa Sterling
Governor McCrory announced he will ask the Supreme Court tomorrow to reinstate North Carolina's common sense voter ID law.
The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals refused on Thursday to put a hold on its order striking down North Carolina's voter ID law and related election reforms while the opinion is on appeal.
The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals handed the states of North Carolina and Tennessee a victory on Wednesday when it struck down a Federal Communications Commission rule that pre-empted the states' regulation of municipal broadband service within their borders
The Wake County Board of Elections will revert to using the maps that were in place in 2011 for this year's school board and county commissioner elections, a federal judge has ruled.
The full 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has declined to rehear the challenge to the Wake County commission and school board redistricting case.
The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has overturned major chunks of North Carolina's broad election reform law passed in 2013, claiming that U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Schroeder committed factual errors when he threw out challenges to the law
The North Carolina Republican Party (NCGOP) today released the following statement in response to the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling on North Carolina's voter ID law
Dever issued an order on Thursday which included the mandate from the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that Wake County school board districts enacted by the General Assembly in 2013 and identical county commissioner districts enacted in 2015 were unconstitutional
Governor McCrory issued the following statement after the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals denied the State's motion to stay the ruling in the voter ID lawsuit
Governor Pat McCrory has selected Wendy Enochs of Greensboro to fill a vacant Court of Appeals seat. The vacancy was created by the resignation of Judge Martha Geer, who resigned on May 13, 2016. Enochs will serve the remainder of Judge Geer's term, which runs through December 31, 2016
While the Wake County Board of Elections voted along party lines to appeal a 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling throwing out local school board and county commissioner districts, state legislative leaders are fighting to get back in as defendants in the case
Among the basic guarantees of liberty provided by the Bill of Rights is the right to confront one's accusers during a criminal trial
Between 1933 and 1977 the State of North Carolina authorized the involuntary sterilization of more than 8,000 people, most of whom were women
Last Friday the John Locke Foundation filed a brief in support of the plaintiffs in Kirby v. NCDOT, a case that is currently before the NC Supreme Court. We filed as amicus curiae ("a friend of the court") because we wanted to bring certain facts and arguments to the Court's attention.
After the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals sided with North Carolina and bucked the Obama administration over its illegal immigration executive order, Governor Pat McCrory appeared on Special Report with Bret Baier to discuss the ruling and North Carolina's recent decision to end sanctuary cities.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit today put on hold the federal Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) rule redefining Waters of the United States, or WOTUS.
In response to today's 6th Circuit Court of Appeals decision to block the Obama EPA's controversial 'Waters of the United States' (WOTUS) regulation, Congressman Jones released the following statement
Last week the NC House voted unanimously to approve a bill (HB 183) that would repeal in its entirety a contentious piece of legislation known as the Map Act. As I explained in a previous newsletter, when the General Assembly passed the Map Act in 1987 its declared purpose was...
In an April decision, the N.C. Court of Appeals overturned a jury ruling that Union County public schools had not been provided enough money by the county commission
A federal appeals court this week delivered a major victory in the case brought by 22 states, Governor Pat McCrory and three other governors and one state attorney general challenging President Barack Obama's sweeping executive action on immigration. On Tuesday, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals...
A three-judge panel of the state Court of Appeals has scheduled oral arguments for April 6 in a high-profile case pitting the public's access to official records against government attempts to suppress information from public view.
A couple of weeks ago I discussed an excellent NC Court of Appeals decision in which the Court held that development moratoria imposed under the Map Act constitute takings for which just compensation must be paid. Today I'm happy to report that the General Assembly is already responding to that hold
A ruling Thursday by the 6th US Circuit Court of Appeals on gay marriage restrictions in Ohio, Tennessee, Michigan, and Kentucky could open the door to a US Supreme Court review and offer some hope for advocates of traditional marriage.
The N.C. Supreme Court will decide the constitutionality of the state's fledgling Opportunity Scholarship Program, bypassing the Court of Appeals.
The Advancement Project, in a press release dated August 21, announced that the North Carolina NAACP was appealing U.S. District Judge Thomas D. Schroeder's decision earlier this month to deny a preliminary injunction to block certain provisions of VIVA in the November 2014 election.
Governor Pat McCrory announced today that he will appoint Winston-Salem lawyer Richard Dietz to the North Carolina Court of Appeals.
Governor Pat McCrory has appointed Special Superior Court Judge Lisa Bell to the North Carolina Court of Appeals.
The special election in November to fill a Court of Appeals judgeship illustrates how complicated, costly and difficult we've made elections and how we might simplify voting.
The special filing period in three judicial races closed today at noon.
The State Board of Elections today set a special filing period for three judicial seats vacated by Chief Judge John Martin of the Court of Appeals, Superior Court Judge William Constangy (Mecklenburg), and Superior Court Judge Robert Johnson (Alamance).
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on Tuesday ruled 2-1 that the federal government cannot tax employers in order to provide health insurance subsidies in North Carolina and 35 other states that refused to establish Obamacare exchanges, potentially threatening the national health reform.
In a significant ruling involving the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, North Carolina's second highest court has limited the instances in which a police dog can be called in to perform a drug sniff in traffic stop cases.
We here at the Observer are frequently contacted by someone who believes they or their relative, or someone associated with them, that a law enforcement officers has done something illegal to the person.
It has been said, "No man's life, liberty or property are safe while the Legislature is in session." That should be the guiding principle for all legislative sessions: convene, get the work done and go home. I think 2014's short session of the North Carolina General Assembly will be quick and to...
A group advocating for low-income families to benefit from a tuition voucher program that's tied up in court is using the Internet and social media to tell the stories of parents who want to take advantage of the options offered by the Opportunity Scholarships.
North Carolina's renewable energy portfolio standards (RPS) survived an attempt to cap and end the mandate last year as crony politics won out over protection of poor ratepayers.
Different families have different traditions. Some go caroling. Some go on trips. Hoods would rather buy Park Place, conquer Middle Earth, or wipe out zombie infestations
The New York Court of appeals recently quashed a Colorado subpoena that would have forced a New York based reporter to testify in a Colorado court about the source of some information she reported concerning the 7/12/2012 Aurora Colorado theater massacre.
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