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

Last Friday, Chief Justice Beasley of the Supreme Court of North Carolina, held a press conference on the State judiciary’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.  Most of the announcements during
Continue Reading North Carolina’s Appellate Courts Proceed During the Coronavirus Pandemic

In April 2017, the General Assembly surprised appellate stakeholders by adopting legislation shifting a subclass of Rule 3.1 juvenile appeals—Termination of Parental Rights (“TPR”) appeals—to the Supreme Court’s mandatory direct
Continue Reading Operation Rule 3.1: Supreme Court Hosts CLE

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

On Friday, the Supreme Court of North Carolina amended Rules 28, 29, and 33.1 of the North Carolina Rules of Appellate Procedure.  While the most significant changes involve amicus curiae
Continue Reading Supreme Court Amends Appellate Rules Governing Amicus Briefs, Secure Leave, and Oral Argument