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If you ever needed proof that corporate cronyism is a timeless practice, here’s a story for you.
If you ever needed proof that corporate cronyism is a timeless practice, here’s a story for you.
 
Newly sworn in Chief Justice Paul Newby is wasting little time in getting North Carolina’s court system back up and running.
Newly sworn in Chief Justice Paul Newby is wasting little time in getting North Carolina’s court system back up and running.
 
Moments after the N.C. State Supreme Court held its formal ceremonial investiture for all newly elected members, Republicans signaled that the extended closures of North Carolina’s judicial branch ordered by former Democrat Chief Justice Cherie Beasley due to COVID-19 can’t continue under the state
Moments after the N.C. State Supreme Court held its formal ceremonial investiture for all newly elected members, Republicans signaled that the extended closures of North Carolina’s judicial branch ordered by former Democrat Chief Justice Cherie Beasley due to COVID-19 can’t continue under the state
 
On Friday, the extremist leftwing majority on North Carolina Supreme Court continued their habit of legislating from the bench and quietly released a series of radical opinions changing existing laws.
On Friday, the extremist leftwing majority on North Carolina Supreme Court continued their habit of legislating from the bench and quietly released a series of radical opinions changing existing laws.
 
Today, Governor Cooper appointed two new judges, the Honorable William F. “Tripp” Helms and Rex Marvel, to district courts in Union and Mecklenburg counties respectively.
Today, Governor Cooper appointed two new judges, the Honorable William F. “Tripp” Helms and Rex Marvel, to district courts in Union and Mecklenburg counties respectively.
 
When conservatives argue for judicial restraint, most don’t mean that the judicial branch ought to be supine and subservient to lawmakers and executives.
When conservatives argue for judicial restraint, most don’t mean that the judicial branch ought to be supine and subservient to lawmakers and executives.
 
Governor Roy Cooper announced today three judicial appointments to District and Superior Courts
Governor Roy Cooper announced today three judicial appointments to District and Superior Courts
 
Debate got testy Friday, April 27, as the Joint Select Committee on Judicial Reform and Redistricting discussed two House-passed bills awaiting action in the Senate
Debate got testy Friday, April 27, as the Joint Select Committee on Judicial Reform and Redistricting discussed two House-passed bills awaiting action in the Senate
 
On the question of how North Carolina should select its judges, and especially the justices of the Supreme Court, the state's political leaders expressed sharply divergent views
On the question of how North Carolina should select its judges, and especially the justices of the Supreme Court, the state's political leaders expressed sharply divergent views
 
Why do our courts allow the silly people to push them around?
Why do our courts allow the silly people to push them around?
 
Gov. Roy Cooper wasted no time responding to his latest courtroom loss. “With the makeup of this three-judge panel, we fully expected this result,” Cooper said, within minutes of learning last week about the N.C. Court of Appeals opinion
Gov. Roy Cooper wasted no time responding to his latest courtroom loss. “With the makeup of this three-judge panel, we fully expected this result,” Cooper said, within minutes of learning last week about the N.C. Court of Appeals opinion
 
A new 15-member state Senate committee will tackle issues linked to judicial reform and redistricting. Senate leader Phil Berger, R-Rockinghham, announced the committee's formation this morning
A new 15-member state Senate committee will tackle issues linked to judicial reform and redistricting. Senate leader Phil Berger, R-Rockinghham, announced the committee's formation this morning
 
A federal court signaled Thursday that General Assembly Republicans' gambit to create race-neutral legislative districts may backfire
A federal court signaled Thursday that General Assembly Republicans' gambit to create race-neutral legislative districts may backfire
 
Judges in one of North Carolina's ongoing electoral redistricting fights are explaining why voters will not face special legislative elections before the regularly scheduled 2018 races
Judges in one of North Carolina's ongoing electoral redistricting fights are explaining why voters will not face special legislative elections before the regularly scheduled 2018 races
 
The House and the Senate finally passed redistricting maps after weeks of contentious committee meetings and public hearings
The House and the Senate finally passed redistricting maps after weeks of contentious committee meetings and public hearings
 
The battle between the Republican-led General Assembly and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper intensified Tuesday
The battle between the Republican-led General Assembly and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper intensified Tuesday
 
Legislative lawyers told a three-judge federal panel handling a redistricting lawsuit a special General Assembly election this year would affect nearly two-thirds of the districts in the state, cost $20 million, and force lawmakers to violate several other constitutional provisions
Legislative lawyers told a three-judge federal panel handling a redistricting lawsuit a special General Assembly election this year would affect nearly two-thirds of the districts in the state, cost $20 million, and force lawmakers to violate several other constitutional provisions
 
After two rushed committee meetings Tuesday, Senate Bill 68 seems on its way to quick passage. The floor vote on the measure merging the State Board of Elections and the State Ethics Commission is on Thursday’s House calendar
After two rushed committee meetings Tuesday, Senate Bill 68 seems on its way to quick passage. The floor vote on the measure merging the State Board of Elections and the State Ethics Commission is on Thursday’s House calendar
 
Do you keep up with your friends and family by typing personal letters and dropping them in the mailbox? Do you do all your shopping at the mall? When traveling, do you use a pay phone to get directions or to call a taxi?
Do you keep up with your friends and family by typing personal letters and dropping them in the mailbox? Do you do all your shopping at the mall? When traveling, do you use a pay phone to get directions or to call a taxi?
 
One key consequence of the 2016 elections in North Carolina was that the state's court system drew a great deal of attention
One key consequence of the 2016 elections in North Carolina was that the state's court system drew a great deal of attention
 
Typically, experts and analysts can distill an election's outcome down to a small list of reasonable conclusions
Typically, experts and analysts can distill an election's outcome down to a small list of reasonable conclusions
 
If this is the way you are going to react, please don't pay any attention to me!
If this is the way you are going to react, please don't pay any attention to me!
 
Recent debates about the legal challenge of North Carolina's 2013 election law highlight a particularly disturbing feature of present-day political discourse: Pundits and politicians frequently fail to acknowledge the important differences between a policy debate and a legal dispute
Recent debates about the legal challenge of North Carolina's 2013 election law highlight a particularly disturbing feature of present-day political discourse: Pundits and politicians frequently fail to acknowledge the important differences between a policy debate and a legal dispute
 
Governor McCrory issued the following statement regarding legislation signed today to restore the right to sue for discrimination in state courts
Governor McCrory issued the following statement regarding legislation signed today to restore the right to sue for discrimination in state courts
 
I often have wondered how many North Carolinians have taken the time to study or at least generally refer to the North Carolina Constitution
I often have wondered how many North Carolinians have taken the time to study or at least generally refer to the North Carolina Constitution
 
Governor Pat McCrory will be appearing on CBS News Sunday Morning on May 24, 2015 to discuss North Carolina's Veterans Treatment Courts.
Governor Pat McCrory will be appearing on CBS News Sunday Morning on May 24, 2015 to discuss North Carolina's Veterans Treatment Courts.
 
We got a refresher lesson in civics this week; one we hope will stick in our memories for many years.
 
A bipartisan group in the N.C. House has introduced legislation that would transfer misdemeanor offenses by 16- and 17-year-olds from adult courts to the juvenile system.
A bipartisan group in the N.C. House has introduced legislation that would transfer misdemeanor offenses by 16- and 17-year-olds from adult courts to the juvenile system.
 
North Carolina's new Chief Justice Mark Martin wants to modernize the state's judicial system technologically as he seeks more stable funding for the courts.
North Carolina's new Chief Justice Mark Martin wants to modernize the state's judicial system technologically as he seeks more stable funding for the courts.
 
At least two North Carolina magistrates have resigned rather than perform same-sex marriages, citing conflicts with their religious beliefs.
At least two North Carolina magistrates have resigned rather than perform same-sex marriages, citing conflicts with their religious beliefs.
 
For many of us, Labor Day signifies the last day of summer. For local governments, it is the day property tax bills are sent to millions of citizens. Property taxes are one of the oldest forms of taxation in North Carolina and were used through the 1930s as a joint tax by state and local...
For many of us, Labor Day signifies the last day of summer. For local governments, it is the day property tax bills are sent to millions of citizens. Property taxes are one of the oldest forms of taxation in North Carolina and were used through the 1930s as a joint tax by state and local...
 
The U.S. Supreme Court is supposed to uphold the U.S. Constitution's limits on the federal government's powers.
The U.S. Supreme Court is supposed to uphold the U.S. Constitution's limits on the federal government's powers.
 
During the Great Recession and its aftermath, few issues in North Carolina politics have been as contentious as fiscal policy. According to a literature survey of recent studies examining the relationship between public policy and economic performance at the state and local level, it is clear...
During the Great Recession and its aftermath, few issues in North Carolina politics have been as contentious as fiscal policy. According to a literature survey of recent studies examining the relationship between public policy and economic performance at the state and local level, it is clear...
 
The past quarter-century of academic scholarship suggests state and local officials can promote economic growth by keeping overall tax and regulatory burdens as low as possible, investing effectively in public safety and the courts, and increasing productivity of spending on infrastructure and educa
The past quarter-century of academic scholarship suggests state and local officials can promote economic growth by keeping overall tax and regulatory burdens as low as possible, investing effectively in public safety and the courts, and increasing productivity of spending on infrastructure and educa
 
The Office of Governor Pat McCrory announced the following appointments today
The Office of Governor Pat McCrory announced the following appointments today
 
Big things were anticipated for higher education reform in 2013 - but the sizzle turned to fizzle in many cases. Landmark court decisions got pushed off for another year, bubbles didn't quite burst, MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) did not take over vast swaths of the higher education...
Big things were anticipated for higher education reform in 2013 - but the sizzle turned to fizzle in many cases. Landmark court decisions got pushed off for another year, bubbles didn't quite burst, MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) did not take over vast swaths of the higher education...
 
One question confronting North Carolina's criminal justice system more and more is: What should we do for a 16-or-17-year-old who genuinely makes a mistake, learned a lesson and most likely will never make that mistake again?
One question confronting North Carolina's criminal justice system more and more is: What should we do for a 16-or-17-year-old who genuinely makes a mistake, learned a lesson and most likely will never make that mistake again?
 
A Federal appeals court in Washington has ruled that the public has a right to know what jurors put on questionnaires given them during the jury selection process for a criminal trial.
A Federal appeals court in Washington has ruled that the public has a right to know what jurors put on questionnaires given them during the jury selection process for a criminal trial.
 
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