Criminal Appeals

Yesterday’s batch of opinions contained an unusual nugget: an entire opinion devoted to arguably the most powerful of all appellate tools, the writ of certiorari. In State v. Biddix,  
Continue Reading The Writ of Certiorari—A Somewhat Less Powerful Tool?

Many of our posts since we launched this blog have focused on the importance of paying attention to and timely following the Rules of Appellate Procedure, lest you find yourself
Continue Reading Everything’s Not Lost – How to Potentially Fix an Oversight in Noticing an Appeal

The North Carolina Supreme Court issued two opinions on Friday containing interesting nuggets of appellate practice and procedure.

The Supreme Court Can, and Sometimes Will, Exercise Its Broad Authority to
Continue Reading Appellate Practice and Procedure Nuggets from the North Carolina Supreme Court

Rather than focusing on one opinion, today’s blog post extracts tips from several Court of Appeals’ opinions issued today.  First stop: the record on appeal.  There are certain documents which

Continue Reading It’s Better to Avoid Trouble in The First Place: Tips for Avoiding Problems on Appeal