In North Carolina appellate practice, it is often generally said that an interlocutory order affecting a substantial right is immediately appealable.  But as the Court of Appeals reiterated in an
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On Tuesday, the Court of Appeals issued its latest batch of opinions. Good news: the impending turkey feast has not slowed the court’s pace in grappling with interesting appellate issues. 
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Who has the right to control environmental commissions in North Carolina–the Governor, or the Legislature?

That is the central question in a lawsuit filed by current and former Governors McCrory,
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