No tattling allowed if someone buys scalped tickets to attend this event. For the first time since the Civil War era, the Supreme Court of North Carolina is preparing a westward trek to Morganton, North Carolina for two oral argument sessions. The ticket-only event will occur on Tuesday, May 17, and Wednesday, May 18 in the Old Burke County Courthouse.

Cases being heard include a challenge by the Cleveland County Schools System to the funding of charter schools and a constitutional challenge to a statute changing control of Asheville’s water system from the city to the metropolitan sewer district.… Continue Reading

In May 2016, we reported how the Supreme Court of North Carolina held oral argument in Morganton, North Carolina for the first time in over a hundred years.  A year later, eastern North Carolina is getting its own Supreme Court visit. On Tuesday, May 9 (tomorrow) the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in two cases at Edenton’s Historic Chowan County Courthouse: one at 9:30 a.m.… Continue Reading

Today, the Supreme Court issued its final batch of opinions and two sets of rules amendments for 2017.  We will bring you more information in the days that come, but below are some of the highlights.

New Year, New Rules:  North Carolina Rules of Appellate Procedure amended and recodified effective 1 January 2017.

A new set of Appellate Rules will reign in the New Year.… Continue Reading