For years, tension has existed between federal and state criminal prosecutors over forfeitures. Criminal forfeitures result from the seizure (and, if necessary, the sale) of contraband such as cash from illegal activities or illegally obtained merchandise. When the forfeiture is conducted by a state agency, the school system receives the…Continue Reading SHOW ME THE MONEY
Five months ago, the Supreme Court of North Carolina installed a new Clerk of Court…Continue Reading Breakfast with Buckner: Meeting the North Carolina Supreme Court’s New Clerk
After three years of service as the Dean of Regent University Law School in Virginia…Continue Reading Welcome back, Chief Justice Martin!
On May 3, 2022, the North Carolina Court of Appeals issued a large batch of…Continue Reading ANOTHER SMORGASBORD OF OPINIONS FROM THE COURT OF APPEALS
Hopefully all of our readers have seen the announcements and registered already, but if not: there are three appellate-related events before the end of the month.
First, there is an…Continue Reading You’re Invited: Three Upcoming Events
Back in November, I wrote about the possibility of a fee award being immediately appealable if the amount in question is significant enough. In the latest batch of opinions from…Continue Reading Can You Pass Go with a Fee Award?
If you’ve regularly read my blog posts here over the past few years (in other words, if you are my mom), you will know that I find Fourth Circuit published…Continue Reading Another Published Rehearing Denial
Oral Argument in Congressional Map Appeal; Updated Appellate Rules Codification; WebEx for Dummies (just kidding)
This blog post is a mishmash of news and updates.
—Remote Oral Argument in Harper v. Hall (N.C. Congressional Maps Case). After a Supreme Court remand, the trial…Continue Reading Oral Argument in Congressional Map Appeal; Updated Appellate Rules Codification; WebEx for Dummies (just kidding)
I am pleased to report that the Supreme Court of North Carolina has selected Grant Buckner as its 17th Clerk of Court.
Grant is no stranger to the appellate courts.Continue Reading Grant Buckner: North Carolina Supreme Court’s Next Clerk of Court
Shiny New Things: Electronically Filing the Entire Record on Appeal; Oral Arguments Available by Podcast
The Countdown That Ends Before It Even Starts: The Unwritten “Actual Notice” Pathway to Losing Your Right to Appeal
This week, the Court of Appeals added some nuance to an issue that has plagued appellants for many years: the calculation of the appeal period when a judgment is not…Continue Reading The Countdown That Ends Before It Even Starts: The Unwritten “Actual Notice” Pathway to Losing Your Right to Appeal
As we send 2021 out and ring in 2022, a few developments and reminders.
Recusal Order. As reported previously, the Supreme Court of North Carolina has been grappling…Continue Reading New Recusal Order, New Remote Oral Argument, New Rules, New Clerk: Happy New Year!