In State v. Richardson, 272A14, filed 1 September 2023, the Supreme Court of North Carolina reviewed the conviction and sentencing of the defendant. The evidence indicated theContinue Reading To Recuse? Or Not To Recuse?
In a short order issued last week, the North Carolina Supreme Court narrowly voted to vacate a Court of Appeals’ opinion in connection with dismissing an appeal on mootness grounds. …Continue Reading When an appeal becomes moot, should the lower court opinion be vacated?
As some of our readers may know, I write a monthly column for North Carolina Lawyers Weekly. The topics are what I’d call appellate-adjacent. But this month’s column is right…Continue Reading An extended conversation with Justice Dietz
It’s not unusual to see changes on the bench with the arrival of a new year. Come January 1, 2023, Justice Dietz and Justice Allen will join the Supreme…Continue Reading A Season of Transitions at the Supreme Court
The Supreme Court of North Carolina is seeking a qualified attorney to review its opinions before publication and to assist the Supreme Court’s Administrative Counsel with other projects—including drafting amendments…Continue Reading Now Hiring: North Carolina Supreme Court
The Supreme Court has sent the creatures discussed in Beth’s December 7, 2021 blog back into obscurity. In an Order dated December 8, 2021, that Court granted a temporary injunction…
Continue Reading Unicorn? Loch Ness Monster? Where’d they go?
Are you ready for a change of pace from private practice? The Office of Appellate Division Staff, which is located in the North Carolina Court of Appeals building, has a…
Continue Reading Now Hiring: Office of Appellate Division Staff
Less than a month ago, I excitedly reported about a courtroom reunion for appellate advocates and the Supreme Court justices.
With the recent surge in Delta variant Covid-19 infections,…
Continue Reading Back in the (COVID) House: Supreme Court Cancels Plans to Return to In-Person Oral Arguments