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COVID-19 interrupted the plans of many North Carolina law students.  In-person classes (Cancelled).  Students (Sent home).  Summer internships (Postponed, shortened, or cancelled).

In the midst of these upheavals, the Court
Continue Reading Enjoy with a Glass of Lemonade: Court of Appeals Summer Appellate Seminar

As previously reported here, the Supreme Court of North Carolina at the end of March issued an order extending all appellate court deadlines falling between March 27 and April 30,
Continue Reading FAQs To Supreme Court’s Covid-19 Deadline Extension Order

On Tuesday, Troy posted on the uncertainty surrounding how North Carolina appeals are being impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.  On Thursday, the Chief Justice issued a catastrophic conditions order extending
Continue Reading Oral Arguments in the Appellate Courts and Chief Justice’s Emergency Order: Coronavirus Impact Update

scary pictureUpdate: In February 2021, the Supreme Court granted the defendant’s petition for discretion review. 

Since 2015, this blog has frequently discussed whether the text of Appellate Rule 21 places restrictions
Continue Reading “They’re baaaaack!”– Disagreements Regarding Scope of Permissible Relief under Appellate Rule 21 and In re Civil Penalty

I.  You Can’t Have One Without the Other: Notice of Appeal Must Designate Both Final Judgment and Intermediate Order

Approximately three years ago, I blogged on Majerske v. Majerske,
Continue Reading Notices of Appeal: Wouldn’t It Be Nice?

On Thursday, the Supreme Court of North Carolina issued its latest amendments to the North Carolina Rules of Appellate Procedure.  The amendments impact word-count limitation applicable to appellate briefs and
Continue Reading Supreme Court Adopts Generous, Secured-Leave Policy To Assist Sleep-Deprived, New Parents