supreme court

Last Friday was a blockbuster appellate day for the Supreme Court of North Carolina. Not only did it effectively declare an appellate jurisdiction statute unconstitutional (see Matt’s blog post
Continue Reading Supreme Court Reverses Court of Appeals Application of Appellate Rule 2

During the last year, there have been a number of matters decided by an evenly-split vote at both the U.S. Supreme Court and our state Supreme Court. At the U.S.
Continue Reading Supreme Court of North Carolina Adopts New Rule to Avoid Deadlock

A Petition for Writ of Certiorari continues to be the most powerful tool in the Supreme Court’s arsenal.  Last Friday, the North Carolina Supreme Court used its certiorari authority
Continue Reading A Tool For All Seasons—Supreme Court Deploys Writ of Certiorari to Resurrect State Bar Dispute