North Carolina Supreme Court

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

At a largely virtual investiture ceremony broadcast this morning on the Supreme Court’s Youtube page, The Honorable Paul Martin Newby took the oath of office to become our highest court’s
Continue Reading The Honorable Paul Martin Newby Formally Installed as 30th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina