We have blogged several times on the fact that North Carolina is one of only two states that does not allow a federal court to certify questions to its state
Continue Reading Fourth Circuit Pleads With North Carolina to Create Federal Certification Mechanism

Way back in January, a bill was introduced that would have “restore[d] partisan statewide judicial elections.”  That is, the bill would have required Court of Appeals and Supreme Court
Continue Reading Eleventh-Hour Bill Could Add Partisan Labels on Ballots for Candidates for Court of Appeals

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,
Continue Reading No Shorts Allowed: Supreme Court to Convene Special Mid-Summer Session to Hear Governors’ Lawsuit Against General Assembly

Yes, we are still an appellate blog.  The Business Court, however, has been particularly active in the appellate sphere these past few months.  As reported in June, the General Assembly
Continue Reading Governor expected to sign bill providing direct appeal to Supreme Court from North Carolina Business Court decisions

It was a pleasant surprise this morning to discover that the Maryland State Bar Association’s Maryland Appellate Blog was discussing a point of North Carolina appellate practice and procedure.

The
Continue Reading Uncertifiable: Battle Over North Carolina’s Statute of Repose in CERCLA Cases Makes for Strange Bedfellows

Mack Sperling reports this morning in his Business Litigation Report that the General Assembly is toying with “modernizing” the North Carolina Business Court.  Several significant changes are being proposed, but

Continue Reading Is the North Carolina Supreme Court’s Docket About to Expand Significantly?