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NC Supreme Court rejects Laurean appeal

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A ruling by the N.C. Supreme Court will allow a wrongful death lawsuit against a former Marine convicted in the death of a pregnant colleague to proceed. Full story...
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NC Supreme Court stops release of several inmates

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The North Carolina Supreme Court has stopped the release of a handful of inmates sentenced to life in prison so it can consider the case further. Full story...
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Candidate Interview: Sam Ervin IV

When you go to the poll this November, you won't just vote on political offices. You'll also choose local and state judges. Among the open judiciary seats is one on the North Carolina Supreme Court currently help by Justice Paul Newby. He's challenged by Sam Ervin IV, who currently serves on the North Carolina Court of Appeals. Judge Ervin talked with us about his run for the high court and the challenges of being part politician part judge.

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NC high court suspends ticket-fixing local judge

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A North Carolina district court judge who fixed traffic tickets for friends, their friends, or people who knew a court employee is suspended without pay for 75 days. Full story...
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NC Supreme Court hears student bra search case

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The North Carolina Supreme Court is going to decide whether officials at an alternative school should have required students to participate in a bra search based on a tip that pills were being bought to class. Full story...
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NC Supreme Court weighs trials for hospital bills

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North Carolina's Supreme Court will decide whether patients who object to hospital bills can get a court to decide whether they're unreasonably expensive. Full story...
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NC high court to hear case of school bra search

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The case of a teenager who had to untuck her shirt and pull out her bra with her thumb as part of a search for pills at an alternative school in North Carolina is headed to the state Supreme Court. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Judge Jolly ducks reporter questions on NC Supreme Court ruling

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video Judge Jerry Jolly took District Attorney Jon David all the way to the state Supreme Court over the DA's new traffic court program, but the judge would not stop for our camera when we tried to ask about the high court ruling against him. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: David, Jolly take feud to NC Supreme Court

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video The battle between Brunswick County District Attorney Jon David and District Court Judge Jerry Jolly finally had its day in the state Supreme Court. WWAY was the only Wilmington TV station in the courtroom in Raleigh as justices heard arguments from both sides today about a dispute over traffic court. Full story...
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Ex-NC high court justice Orr joins law firm

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A former North Carolina Supreme Court justice and 2008 Republican candidate for governor is heading to a well-known law firm in the state after leaving a conservative-leaning legal group earlier this month. Full story...
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NC justice finds evidence of building break-in

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A break-in at the North Carolina Supreme Court caused broken glass but little other damage. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: State Supreme Court halts Judge Jolly's order; DA David can proceed with traffic court

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video Brunswick County District Attorney Jon David says he's ready to move forward with a traffic court program after the North Carolina Supreme Court decided in his favor earlier this month. Full story...
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Supreme Court to hear David's appeal of Jolly ruling

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The NC Supreme Court has agreed to hear Jon David's challenge of an order by District Court Judge Jerry Jolly. Full story...
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In NC case, US Supreme Court says age must be considered in interrogation

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The high court on Thursday ruled that police and school officials were wrong when they interviewed a 13-year-old special education student about a string of break-ins in Chapel Hill. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Judge Jolly's attorney moves to dismiss DA David's appeal to NC Supreme Court

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Since Jon David has no authority to petition for a writ in the name of the State of North Carolina, the Petition should be summarily dismissed. In the alternative, the Petition for a writ of mandamus should be denied, since Petitioner, Jon David, has no clear right to an administrative traffic court or administrative traffic court days. Full story...
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