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NC gay marriage proponents to move to overturn ban

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videoSame-sex marriage advocates in North Carolina say they will ask a federal judge to quickly strike down the state's ban following the US Supreme Court's refusal to hear appeals of the issue. Full story...
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Judge wants NC to discuss voting changes

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A federal judge wants to know how North Carolina intends to carry out an appeals court decision restoring same-day registration during early voting this fall and counting out-of-precinct ballots cast on Election Day. Full story...
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UPDATE: Court denies NC request to delay voting law order

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videoA federal appeals court has refused to block the implementation of its ruling this week that restores same-day voter registration in North Carolina and the counting of ballots cast out-of-precinct on Election Day. Full story...
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Gov. McCrory appoints Bell to NC Court of Appeals

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Gov. Pat McCrory has appointed a Charlotte judge to fill the remainder of an unexpired term on the North Carolina Court of Appeals. Special Superior Court Judge Lisa Bell will fill the seat of outgoing Chief Appeals Judge John Martin, who retired August 1. She will serve on the court through December 31. Full story...
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Cary wins appeal on sign lawsuit

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A federal appeals court has says the town of Cary did not violate a man's First Amendment rights when it fined him for a sign painted on his house. Full story...
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Court denies rehearing on cigarette warnings

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A federal appeals court has denied the government's request to rehear a challenge to a requirement that tobacco companies put large graphic health warnings on cigarette packages. Full story...
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Appeals court upholds 1998 tobacco deal

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The landmark 1998 national settlement between 46 states and 19 tobacco companies is valid and doesn't amount to a conspiracy or anti-competitive behavior by the government, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday. Full story...
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Appeals Court denies DA's request to overturn judge's order

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The North Carolina Court of Appeals has denied Jon David's request to overturn a judge's order temporarily. Full story...
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Appeals court overturns stem cell research ban

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A divided federal appeals court has ruled that opponents of taxpayer-funded stem cell research are not likely to succeed in a lawsuit to stop it. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: UNCW, professor react to appeals court decision

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video UNCW is heading back to court. A federal court of appeals ruled to send Dr. Mike Adams's lawsuit against the UNCW back to court to settle his First Amendment retaliation claim. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Appeals court revives UNCW prof's lawsuit

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A federal appeals court has revived a North Carolina professor's lawsuit claiming university officials violated his free-speech rights in denying him a promotion. A three-judge panel of the Richmond-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Wednesday that columns written by Michael Adams focused on matters of public concern and were entitled to First Amendment protection. Full story...
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NC Appeals Court to hear arguments in Goode case

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The state Court of Appeals will hear arguments in the case of a man serving consecutive life terms for the murders of a Johnston County couple who owned the trailer park where he lived. Full story...
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NC court denies husband's request for trial delay

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The North Carolina Court of Appeals has turned down a request by a man charged with killing his wife to delay the start of his trial. Full story...
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NC appeals court hears charter school funding case

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A North Carolina appeals court will consider a charter school's lawsuit claiming its funding should be calculated from a pie that includes Head Start and other early childhood education funds. Full story...
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Appeals court hears challenge to NC's smoking ban

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A lawsuit challenging North Carolina's law requiring restaurants and bars to be smoke-free is getting a hearing by appeals court judges. Full story...
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