North Carolina

394 ABA Journal articles on North Carolina.

Supreme Court grants partial stay in North Carolina redistricting case
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday partly stayed a lower court decision in a redistricting case from North Carolina that involved allegations of racial gerrymandering.
North Carolina fixes a glitch in state’s DWI law—for 1 inmate

A North Carolina man who was the subject of a Marshall Project story about a glitch in the state’s DWI law that traps people with long sentences in ill-equipped…

A glitch in North Carolina law is trapping people for years in unequipped jails

Brandon Hewett wants to go to prison.

There, he might have a shot at fresh air, sunshine and substance abuse treatment. Instead, the 38-year-old Hewett is serving a nine-year drunk…

US Supreme Court stays remap order in partisan gerrymandering case from North Carolina

The U.S. Supreme Court has temporarily stayed an order requiring North Carolina to redraw congressional districts in a partisan gerrymandering case.

The stay issued Thursday evening remains in place…

Some states are welcoming back ex-offenders to work behind bars

In 2010, Cindy Stubbs was nearing the end of a 14-year sentence in a South Carolina prison, determined never to return. A mother of four, locked up on gun and…

How New York could change the game for its criminal defendants

After decades of criticism from defense attorneys and others, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday he would push to change New York’s “blindfold law,” which allows prosecutors to withhold evidence against…

2 House Republicans in op-ed call for Sessions to step down over Russia investigation

Two Republican lawmakers have called on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to step down over his handling of the investigation into how Russia may have interfered in the 2016 presidential election,…

Some Charlotte School of Law students wrongly denied discharge of federal loans, NC AG’s office says
Dozens of former Charlotte School of Law students who were on approved leaves of absence when the law school closed in August were improperly denied closed-school loan discharge, according to the North Carolina attorney general’s office.
No mercy for judges who show mercy

A new North Carolina law took effect Friday that is designed to hamstring the ability of judges to waive fines and fees for poor people.

Critics say the law will…

Can lawyers text potential clients?
Recently, a North Carolina ethics opinion explained that attorneys can advertise through a text message service that provides subscribers a choice of whether to initiate live telephone conversations.
Judge tosses contract between death row exoneree and his lawyer

A federal judge voided a contract between a North Carolina death row exoneree and his lawyer last week, an unusual move in a high-profile case that has highlighted the emotional…

Federal judge tosses challenge to statute banning unauthorized practice of law

A federal judge has tossed a lawsuit (PDF) by an employers’ association that wanted to provide legal services to its members in North Carolina through its own staff…

Law school’s civil rights center is barred from litigating cases

The Center for Civil Rights at the University of North Carolina’s law school will no longer be able to litigate cases after a vote by university leaders on Friday.

The…

Alienation of affection tort doesn’t violate lover’s right to free expression, appeals court rules

A North Carolina appeals court has rejected a constitutional challenge to two torts that allow husbands or wives to sue the lovers of their unfaithful spouses.

The decision allows Marc…

Ethics: Innocence Awareness

Prosecuting attorneys are supposed to be ministers of justice and, as a result, have enhanced ethical obligations. The ABA included enhanced duties in its Model Rules of Professional Conduct requiring prosecutors to reveal information about a wrongful conviction. Now, some states are extending this duty beyond prosecutors to all attorneys.

 

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