United States Constitution

In light of Matt’s post from yesterday, does anyone perceive an uptick in dismissals of appeals for notice of appeal problems? Are North Carolina lawyers unique in their propensity to screw up notices of appeal?  Are dismissals for notice of appeal violations common in other appellate systems?  Let’s say, for instance, the federal appellate courts?  If not, why?  Matt and I have been discussing and debating these questions for a few months. … Continue Reading

Continuing a recent trend of tackling more thorny civil cases, the Supreme Court of North Carolina will hear three high-profile civil cases this October.  Notably, two of the three cases are before the Court in its discretion (not by appeal of right).

As part of our ongoing coverage of the Supreme Court, we offer here a preview of the issues confronting the Court in those three cases. … Continue Reading