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Appeals Court delivers partial victory to bar owners who sued over COVID shutdown

Bar owners who sued Gov. Roy Cooper for shutting them down during the COVID-19 pandemic have won a partial victory at the state Court of Appeals. A unanimous appellate panel agreed the governor had violated bar owners’ rights to the fruits of their labor and equal protection of the laws. At the same time, the Appeals Court rejected the bar owners’ argument that the shutdown amounted to an unconstitutional taking of their property.

CJ Staff
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Map Act plaintiff challenges DOT’s ‘calamitous’ claims about recent ruling

A plaintiff in a Map Act dispute with the North Carolina Department of Transportation disputes the department’s claims about a recent state Court of Appeals decision. DOT argued that the decision could produce “calamitous” results for taxpayers.

CJ Staff
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NC Rate Bureau requests rate increase of up to 83% for mobile home insurance

After requesting an average rate hike of 42% in homeowners’ insurance rates in January, now comes word that the North Carolina Rate Bureau (NCRB) wants to raise mobile home fire policies (MH-F) an average of 83% and 50% for casualty policies (MH-C), both broken down over a three-year period. That’s according to a press release from the North Carolina Department of Insurance (NCDOI).

Theresa Opeka
Opinion

Federal spending drives inflation, but NC lawmakers can offer relief

If you’re like many North Carolinians, you’ve had to make more hard choices recently, like between paying your bills and buying your medicine. You might have even skipped meals to fill up your gas tank. We got here because big-government politicians put the yoke of regulations on your shoulders and spent money we don’t have...

Robert Bortins

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Eight GOP lawmakers urge NC Supreme Court to take forced vaccination case

Eight Republican members of North Carolina’s House of Representatives would like to see the state Supreme Court take up a case dealing with the forced COVID vaccination of a 14-year-old boy in 2021. Lower courts have ruled against the teen and his mother.

CJ Staff
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Three-judge panel will keep case challenging NC voter ID, tax cap amendments

A three-judge panel has rejected plaintiffs’ request to send a lawsuit challenging two North Carolina constitutional amendments back to a single Wake County judge. One amendment places a photo voter identification requirement in the state constitution. The other lowers a cap on state income tax rates.

CJ Staff
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Carolina Journal’s Donna King analyzes CJ Poll numbers for president, governor

Donna King, Carolina Journal editor-in-chief, discusses the latest Carolina Journal Poll numbers in North Carolina’s races for president and governor. King offered these comments during the April 12, 2024, edition of PBS North Carolina’s “State Lines.”

Donna King