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Justice for All Party files lawsuit against NC elections board over ballot access

Leaders of the Justice for All Party tied to left-of-center activist Cornel West filed a federal lawsuit Monday. it targets the North Carolina State Board of Elections and its director. The party challenges the elections board’s decision to keep JFA off the November ballot.

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Federal Appeals Court revives inmate’s lawsuit over Wilson County jail conditions

The 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals will allow a man to proceed with a lawsuit targeting unsanitary conditions at the Wilson County Detention Center. The unanimous decision reverses a trial judge’s order throwing out Kenneth Ray Jenkins’ case against Sheriff Calvin Woodard.

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Bar owners defend COVID shutdown lawsuit against Cooper’s appeal

Bar owners suing Gov. Roy Cooper over his shutdown of their businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic are defending their complaint at the state’s highest court. Plaintiffs in the case Howell v. Cooper filed a state Supreme Court brief Monday responding to the governor's arguments. Cooper wants the high court to reverse a lower court decision and have the bar owners’ lawsuit thrown out.

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Immigration reform group supports Davidson student’s federal ‘illegal alien’ lawsuit

The Immigration Reform Law Institute is supporting the federal lawsuit of a Davidson County student suspended from school for speaking the words “illegal alien” in class. The suit from 16-year-old Christian McGhee and his parents alleges that the local school system violated the student’s rights to free speech, due process, and education by suspending him from school earlier this year.

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NCSU settles legal disagreement with former Poe Hall student, worker

North Carolina State University and a former grad student and employee have resolved a court dispute involving the Poe Hall shutdown, according to a court filing Friday at the state Supreme Court. NCSU is asking the state’s highest court to lift a stay in the case. That action would allow a trial judge to consider throwing out a complaint pitting Darren Masier against the school.

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Judge rules against Stein in dispute over hog farm ‘slush fund’ proceeds

A Wake County Superior Court judge has ruled against North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein in a dispute involving $12 million Smithfield Foods has paid to the state since July 2019. The judge determined that the money must be used to support North Carolina's public schools.

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