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ACC opposes Florida State’s request for NC Supreme Court review

The Atlantic Coast Conference is urging North Carolina’s highest court not to take an appeal from Florida State University. FSU’s request is part of a “$700 million” legal dispute over the cost the school would face to leave the athletic conference.

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Federal judge rejects injunction against EPA in NC wetlands fight

A federal judge has decided not to grant an injunction against the US Environmental Protection and Army Corps of Engineers in a lawsuit challenging the agencies' definition of federally protected wetlands. Property owner Robert White is challenging federal regulation of his forested land near the Pasquotank River.

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Full 4th Circuit will not hear redistricting plaintiffs’ injunction request

The full 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals will not consider an injunction that would block at least some state Senate districts for this fall’s election. A three-judge 4th Circuit panel issued a ruling this spring rejecting an injunction. The court issued a new order Tuesday rejecting plaintiffs’ request for an en banc hearing by all members of the 4th Circuit.

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Legislative leaders oppose Cooper’s request for Berger Jr. recusal

Top North Carolina legislative leaders reject Gov. Roy Cooper’s request that state Supreme Court Justice Phil Berger Jr. stay away from two cases pitting the governor against the legislature. The governor cites the role Berger’s father plays in both cases as state Senate leader.

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Appeals Court splits in blocking Novant’s purchase of two Iredell hospitals

A split federal Appeals Court panel has blocked Novant Health’s $320 million purchase of two Iredell County hospitals. The Federal Trade Commission had asked the 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals to issue an injunction as the federal agency appeals a lower court order.

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Appeals Court rules against media seeking access to police traffic accident reports

A federal Appeals Court has rejected a lawsuit from two major North Carolina media outlets and a law firm seeking access to traffic accident reports from the state Highway Patrol, Department of Public Safety, Raleigh, and two other cities. The decision announced Monday affirms a trial court ruling from US District Judge Loretta Biggs. She determined that she had no subject matter jurisdiction to consider the case.

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