Partway through 2016, we noticed a sharp uptick in the rate of dissenting opinions being filed in the North Carolina Court of Appeals.

On her blog, Kenzie Rakes has analyzed the data for the entire calendar year of 2016.  From 2015 to 2016, the “dissent rate” jumped from about 2% to about 5% of opinions.  And 2/3 of the dissenting opinions were attributable to just three judges.  Intrigued?  Read more here.

–Matt Leerberg