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 court entered an order upholding North Carolina’s congressional maps on 11 January 2022. In what likely is one of the speediest appeals on record, the Supreme Court ordered expedited briefing and oral argument three days later. Briefing has concluded, and remote oral argument will be held via WebEx at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, 2 February 2022. Livestream and video replays are available through the Supreme Court’s YouTube Channel.
—Updated Codification of the North Carolina Rules of Appellate Procedure. An updated codification of the North Carolina Rules of Appellate Procedure is available on the Supreme Court’s rules page. The newest codification incorporates the latest rule amendments (previously summarized here).
— WebEx Tips for North Carolina Appellate Attorneys–Five Minute Version. In four new YouTube videos, Supreme Court IT Director Fred Wood (a.k.a. Legal Whizbang) helps appellate attorneys avoid the more common WebEx issues seen in the over 100 remote oral arguments that Fred has coordinated.