Constitutional Challenges

In case you missed it, the Supreme Court of North Carolina issued a surprising disqualification order last week, setting up what could be a contentious internal fight within the Supreme
Continue Reading North Carolina Supreme Court Issues Surprising Disqualification Order in Appeal of “Usurper” Lawsuit

The Supreme Court of North Carolina isn’t wasting any time in getting back to work after the 2018 elections.  As Matt wrote  last week, after the election, the
Continue Reading North Carolina Supreme Court Re-Sets Oral Argument in Redistricting Case

Twice this week the Fourth Circuit took the relatively unusual step of issuing published opinions on orders denying rehearing of a case.  Ordinarily such orders are not published for the
Continue Reading The Curious Case(s) of the Published Denial of Rehearing

As previously blogged about here, here, here, and here, the North Carolina General Assembly recently passed a bill that would reduce the number of seats on
Continue Reading Governor Cooper Sues to Challenge Bill Downsizing Court of Appeals

A few months ago, Carrie blogged about the dismissal of the State’s appeal by the Court of Appeals in North Carolina State Board of Education v. State of North Carolina 
Continue Reading Not So Fast: Supreme Court of North Carolina Reinstates Board of Education Appeal