When you hear about an appellate decision, what comes to mind? Typically, I think of a formal “opinion”—at least when the appeal has been briefed on the merits. And historicallyContinue Reading Opinions and Orders and Options: A New Normal?
President Biden yesterday announced the nomination of current South Carolina state court Judge DeAndrea Benjamin to fill the Fourth Circuit vacancy created when Judge Floyd took senior status in recent…Continue Reading Biden Nominates South Carolina Judge to Fourth Circuit
After three years of service as the Dean of Regent University Law School in Virginia, former North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Martin is coming home. High Point University…Continue Reading Welcome back, Chief Justice Martin!
On May 3, 2022, the North Carolina Court of Appeals issued a large batch of opinions. By my count, twenty-two were published and thirty were unpublished. While history may prove…Continue Reading ANOTHER SMORGASBORD OF OPINIONS FROM THE COURT OF APPEALS
This blog post is a mishmash of news and updates.
—Remote Oral Argument in Harper v. Hall (N.C. Congressional Maps Case). After a Supreme Court remand, the trial…
Continue Reading Oral Argument in Congressional Map Appeal; Updated Appellate Rules Codification; WebEx for Dummies (just kidding)
I am pleased to report that the Supreme Court of North Carolina has selected Grant Buckner as its 17th Clerk of Court.
Grant is no stranger to the appellate…
Continue Reading Grant Buckner: North Carolina Supreme Court’s Next Clerk of Court
Two significant announcements came out of the Fourth Circuit this week. The first was that the Court announced that in-person oral arguments will resume for the Court’s December argument calendar…
Continue Reading Fourth Circuit Happenings – Back to Richmond and a New Member of the Court
In case you missed it, the Supreme Court of North Carolina issued a surprising disqualification order last week, setting up what could be a contentious internal fight within the Supreme…
Continue Reading North Carolina Supreme Court Issues Surprising Disqualification Order in Appeal of “Usurper” Lawsuit