Notable News & Articles

May 2014

“High Court Ruling Favors Prayer at Council Meeting”

Read More: http://www.wral.com/high-court-ruling-favors-prayer-at-council-meeting/13618949/

April 2014

“High Court Upholds Mich Affirmative Action Ban”

Read More: http://news.yahoo.com/high-court-upholds-mich-affirmative-action-ban-141424582–politics.html

March 2014

“Justices tackle health law birth control coverage”

Read more: http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/03/25/3730895/justices-tackle-health-law-birth.html?sp=/99/100/&ihp=1

January 2014

“NC high court rejects request to delay 2014 primaries”

Read more: http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/01/24/3560913/nc-high-court-rejects-request.html

December 2013

“New election ordered in Pembroke”

Read more: http://www.wral.com/new-election-ordered-in-pembroke/13237755/

“Judge: No quick trial on NC voting law changes”

Read more: http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/12/12/3454229/judge-to-weigh-trial-schedule.html

“NC courts are short of personnel, and that threatens justice”

Read more: http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/12/02/3426973/nc-courts-are-short-of-personnel.html

November 2013

The North Carolina Institute for Constitutional Law published “An Overview of U.S. Supreme Court’s Analysis of Voter Identification Requirements in Crawford v. Marion

Read more: http://www.ncicl.org/article/918

“Supreme Court to review contraceptive coverage mandate”

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/supreme-court-to-review-contraceptive-coverage-mandate/2013/11/26/e9627f5a-56bc-11e3-8304-caf30787c0a9_story.html

Sen. Pete Brunstetter To Retire From General Assembly

Read More: http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/11/21/3393075/state-senates-lead-budget-writer.html 

“ACC vs Maryland legal skirmish can be heard in NC”

Read More: http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/11/19/3386795/acc-vs-maryland-legal-skirmish.html

“Congress and Courts Weigh Restraints on N.S.A. Spying”

Read More: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/19/us/politics/congress-and-courts-weigh-restraints-on-nsa-spying.html?_r=0

 


Past News Stories

January 2012

“NC voters don’t want judgeships for sale”

Read more: http://www2.journalnow.com/news/2012/jan/08/wsopin02-paul-d-carrington-guest-columnist-informe-ar-1788184/?referer=None&shorturl=http://bit.ly/wx7LeD

“Drug, gas, teen driving laws take effect today”

Read more: http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/01/01/1745790/drug-gas-teen-driving-laws-take.html#storylink=misearch

“U.S. Rep. Ellmers reauthorizes legislation to help small businesses”

Read more: http://projects.newsobserver.com/under_the_dome/us_rep_ellmers_reauthorizes_legislation_to_help_small_businesses#storylink=misearch

“Capital case law intact admit talk of compromise”

Read more:  http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/01/06/1756683/capital-case-law-intact-amid-talk.html#storylink=misearch

“Perdue signs order extending unemployment benefits”

Read more:  http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/01/11/1770983/perdue-signs-order-extending-unemployment.html#storylink=misearch

“Protests hurt backing for anti-piracy bill”

Read more:  http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/01/19/1788514/protests-hurt-bills-backing.html#storylink=misearch

“Gov. Bev Perdue will not run for re-election”

Read more:  http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/01/26/1808371/gov-bev-perdue-will-not-run-for.html#storylink=misearch

 

December 2011

“Racial Justice Act could be used for death row inmates to get paroled”

Read more:  http://triad.news14.com/content/650533/racial-justice-act-could-be-used-for-death-row-inmates-to-get-paroled

“Perdue veto saves death-row appeal law”

Read more: http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/12/15/1711801/perdue-veto-saves-death-row-appeal.html#storylink=misearch

“‘Zahra’s Law’ goes into effect today”

Read more: http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/12/01/1682822/law-named-for-zahra-baker-goes.html#storylink=misearch

“Questions raised over jury selection process”

Read more: http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/12/02/1684463/all-eyes-on-jury-diversity.html#storylink=misearch

“Judge halts change to Medicaid”

Read more: http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/12/09/1699117/judge-halts-change-to-medicaid.html#storylink=misearch

“Voting districts before judges”

Read more: http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/12/17/1715766/voting-districts-before-judges.html#storylink=misearch

“Judge rejects lawmaker’s lawsuit over voting rights”

Read more: http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/12/24/1731226/judge-rejects-lawmakers-lawsuit.html#storylink=misearch

October-November 2011

“Volunteer attorneys steer Occupy protesters through system”

Read more at http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/10/30/1614532/volunteer-attorneys-steer-occupy.html

“Farm Labor Protection”

“NC Court of Appeals weights video gaming lawsuit”

“Congressional Black Caucus targets state voter laws as hostile”

“Speaker’s drug plan tests the limits”

“NC legislature more business friendly”

“Does Constitution allow lying about military heroism? Supreme Court to decide”

“Agency is failing farm workers, Legal Aid says”

“State ESC law changes suspended”

“Tweak to bail laws may take money from schools”

“Court clears state execution planning”

Do Police Need Warrants For GPS Tracking Devices?

September 2011

Judge’s decision on NC bypass expected this week

Read more: http://www.chron.com/news/article/Judge-s-decision-on-NC-bypass-expected-this-week-2188780.php

North Carolina’s Unique Process Spotlights Innocence Efforts

Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/09/23/ap/business/main20110906.shtml

Fayetteville leaders challenge new annexation law

Read more: http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/09/25/1515943/fayetteville-leaders-challenge.html

Proposed NC voting maps confound

Read more: http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/09/25/1516076/proposed-voting-maps-confound.html

August 2011

Traffic court to be re-instated next month

Read more: http://www.brunswickbeacon.com/content/traffic-court-be-re-instated-next-month

A major flaw in land-use law

Read more: http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/08/07/1393518/a-major-flaw-in-land-use-law.html#storylink=misearch

Legal Aid of NC closing 3 offices and cutting 30 positions

Read more: http://blogs.newsobserver.com/business/legal-aid-of-nc-closing-3-offices-and-cutting-30-positions#storylink=misearch#ixzz1V7poiokF

Court allows torture lawsuit against Rumsfeld

Read more: http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/08/08/1399592/court-upholds-torture-lawsuit.html#storylink=misearch

Judge further limits TVA coal ash spill lawsuits

Read more: http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/08/03/1388775/judge-further-limits-tva-coal.html#storylink=misearch#ixzz1V7qwV4iL

SBI, crime lab leaders aggressively making improvements

Read more: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/08/10/2515906/sbi-crime-lab-leaders-aggressively.html#storylink=misearch

July 2011

Hearing set July 22 on 751 South lawsuit

Read more: http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/07/15/1347339/hearing-set-july-22-on-751-south.html#storylink=misearch#ixzz1V7sRLirb

Court fight is expected on N.C. redistricting

Read more: http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/07/06/1324195/court-fight-expected-on-redistricting.html#storylink=misearch

Prosecute first, check later?

Read more: http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/07/07/1325691/prosecute-first-check-later.html#storylink=misearch

Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a ruling to stop Forsyth County Commissioners pre-meeting prayer

Read more: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/07/31/2493404/across-the-region-the-latest-from.html#storylink=misearch#ixzz1V7nZDhyp

Feds file lawsuit in dispute over Taco Bell haircut

Read more: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/07/31/2493404/across-the-region-the-latest-from.html#storylink=misearch#ixzz1V7nZDhyp

2 newest judges add to N.C.’s voice on 4th Circuit

Read more: http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/05/22/1215473/2-newest-judges-add-to-ncs-voice.html#storylink=misearch