Friday afternoon, my email and text message notification systems were singing.  Why?  For the first time since December 2016 when the Court of Appeals received en banc review authority,
Continue Reading And Then There Was One: North Carolina Court of Appeals Grants En Banc Review for the First Time Ever.

In April 2017, the General Assembly moved primary (i.e., initial) appellate jurisdiction in termination of parental rights appeals from the Court of Appeals to the Supreme Court.  That change
Continue Reading Appellate Ping-Pong: General Assembly Sends Termination of Parental Rights Cases Back to Court of Appeals

Under Appellate Rule 10, the general rule is that appellate courts only decide issues properly raised, argued, and decided in the trial tribunal.  But exceptions to this general rule exist
Continue Reading Supreme Court Upholds Constitutionality of Another Error Preservation Statute