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Cooper seeks Berger’s recusal, urges top NC court to avoid elections, appointments cases

Gov. Roy Cooper is asking the North Carolina Supreme Court to steer clear of two cases pitting the governor against top legislative leaders. At the same time, Cooper seeks Justice Phil Berger Jr.’s recusal “or disqualification” from both cases.

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Trial in suit challenging NC election law set for ‘late summer’ 2025

A left-of-center activist group’s federal lawsuit against a North Carolina election law will go to trial in “late summer” of 2025. A court order Tuesday set deadlines for the suit, which challenges a state law provision dealing with same-day voter registration.

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Ruling in Stein ‘slush fund’ case could come later this week

A Wake Superior Court judge could decide by the end of the week whether a Randolph County pastor can stop state Attorney General Josh Stein from doling out $12 million in environmental grants. Critics have labeled the funding arrangement a “slush fund.”

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Chief justice sends ‘Cardiac Pack’ suit against NCAA to Business Court

North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Paul Newby has stepped into a legal dispute between members of the 1983 North Carolina State men’s basketball team and the NCAA. Newby is sending the case to North Carolina’s Business Court.

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Turpins challenge private school groups’ arguments in Charlotte Latin dispute

Parents suing a Charlotte private school over the expulsion of two students are rebutting arguments from state and regional private school groups at the North Carolina Supreme Court. Parents Doug and Nicole Turpin hope the high court will take their case.

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Ten members of ’83 ‘Cardiac Pack’ sue NCAA over use of NIL

Ten members of North Carolina State University’s 1983 men’s basketball national championship team are suing the NCAA. The former players accuse the NCAA of profiting off of the names, images, and likenesses of the “Cardiac Park” for more than four decades.

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Federal Appeals Court rejects lawsuit against EPA over PFAS testing

The 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected four environmental groups’ lawsuit against the US Environmental Protection Agency over PFAS testing. The groups had argued that the federal agency had effectively denied a petition to test certain chemicals at a Chemours plant south of Fayetteville. The split 2-1 ruling Monday affirms a decision from US District Judge Richard Myers favoring the EPA.

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Lawsuit over Stein’s hog farm ‘slush fund’ heads to court Tuesday

A lawsuit challenging state Attorney General Josh Stein’s ability to spend millions of dollars from the state treasury on environmental grants heads to a Wake County courtroom Tuesday. Critics argue that the money should fund environmental projects in the state’s public schools.

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