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511 ABA Journal North Carolina articles.

Elected court clerk says she was wrongly ousted over ‘unintentional rear-end dial’

An elected court clerk in Franklin County, North Carolina, is appealing her ouster from office following what her lawyer calls “an unintentional rear-end dial.”

State law criminalizing derogatory campaign speech is likely unconstitutional, 4th Circuit rules

A federal appeals court has ruled that a law that bans derogatory speech about political candidates is likely unconstitutional, providing a win for Democratic North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein.

Passenger had First Amendment right to livestream traffic stop, but officer is protected, 4th Circuit rules

A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that a car passenger had a First Amendment right to livestream a traffic stop in in Winterville, North Carolina.

Now with a GOP majority, top state court votes to rehear 2 recently decided voting-rights cases

The North Carolina Supreme Court on Friday agreed to rehear two cases that blocked voter ID requirements and struck down gerrymandered partisan maps of federal congressional and state Senate districts.

Judge orders defendant to tell truth on social media after she blamed victim for car crash

A judge has ordered a North Carolina woman to correct the record and take responsibility online for a car crash that killed the other driver.

Merger will create Southeastern law firm with more than 550 lawyers

Alabama-based Maynard Cooper & Gale and Carolinas-based Nexsen Pruet have announced a merger that will create a law firm with more than 550 lawyers.

Lawyer fatally shot by client died a hero, law firm partner says

Updated: A North Carolina personal injury lawyer who was shot and killed by a client Monday died while trying to save others, the managing partner of his law firm says.

3 conservative SCOTUS justices appear to seek middle ground on ‘independent state legislature’ theory

Three conservative U.S. Supreme Court justices appeared ready Wednesday to accept the “independent state legislature” theory that would strip state courts of power to review congressional voting maps adopted by state lawmakers. Three liberal justices, on the other hand, resisted the idea.

Federal appeals court considers whether driver has right to livestream traffic stop on Facebook

A federal appeals court is considering whether a Black man who says he broadcasts his interactions with police for his protection had the right to livestream a traffic stop on Facebook.

Chemerinsky: An important week of arguments in the Supreme Court

Next Monday and Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in two of the most important cases of the term. Each could have enormous implications for future litigation and for constitutional law.

Voters maintain ‘the status quo’ in state supreme court elections—with 2 exceptions

Big money poured into state supreme court races that took place in 25 states Tuesday. But the makeup of courts in only two of those states changed in a way that's likely to have a significant impact.

Supreme Court majority seems ready to restrict consideration of race in college admissions

The U.S. Supreme Court appeared ready to restrict the use of race as a factor in college admissions during oral arguments Monday.

New law school will charge only $24K in full-time tuition

Wilmington University is opening a new law school in Delaware that will charge $24,000 in tuition for full-time students, the lowest price of any law school in the region.

Supreme Court ready to tackle free speech, affirmative action and election law in new term

The U.S. Supreme Court—and those in its orbit—has been going through the usual machinations leading up to a new term in recent weeks: Panels of law professors and practitioners are previewing the big cases of the new term, and a few justices are making public appearances to send one message or another.

Who filed phony document in Trump Mar-a-Lago search case?

An inmate with a history of mental illness could be the source of a phony document filed in the federal case involving the search of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home in Palm Beach, Florida.

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