Opinion

Activist judges are silencing NC voters

Supreme Court Judicial Candidate Lucy Inman said in a recent interview when it comes to her rulings on the bench, she would “stand up for what is right.” In other words, her opinion will be the deciding factor, not the law. This alarming, bold admission shows judicial activism is becoming an accepted practice, and maybe...

Laura Macklem
Opinion

N.C. patients lose when clinics duel for government favors

Two North Carolina rivals will meet Nov. 18 in a showdown that never should occur in the United States. Instead of competing for a sports trophy or academic prize, they will battle for government favoritism. Millions of dollars will be on the line. The winner will receive state approval to acquire and operate a fixed...

Jaimie Cavanaugh, Daryl James
News

U.S. Supreme Court wrestles with fate of UNC’s race-based admissions

Supporters and critics will have to wait — likely until next June — to learn the fate of race-based admissions at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The U.S. Supreme Court heard more than 2 1/2 hours of arguments Monday for and against UNC’s admissions policies.

CJ Staff

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Cooper drops two-year-old lawsuit against state Rules Review Commission

Gov. Roy Cooper is dropping his lawsuit challenging legislative control of North Carolina’s Rules Review Commission. Cooper’s lawyers filed a notice of voluntary dismissal on Friday. A three-judge panel had been scheduled to hold a hearing in the case on Nov. 9.

CJ Staff
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UNC, NCSU students urge N.C. Supreme Court to allow breach-of-contract suit to proceed

Students from North Carolina’s flagship public universities are asking the state’s highest court to allow a lawsuit against their schools to move forward without delay. The students are seeking refunds of fees paid during COVID-19 campus shutdowns. The state Supreme Court granted the university a temporary stay on Oct. 21.

CJ Staff
Opinion

3 races that will reveal intensity of red wave

Control of the U.S. Congress is the grand prize in the upcoming midterm elections on Nov. 8. There seems to be little doubt that Republicans will take the U.S. House. The Senate is much more competitive, with Nate Silver at Politico recently calling control for the body a coin flip. Yet, it’s increasingly likely Republicans...

Ray Nothstine
News

Cooper order mandates zero-emissions vehicles for public and private fleets

Gov. Roy Cooper has issued a sweeping executive order that directs the state's Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ) to take a number of major actions to mandate increased use of zero-emissions vehicles (ZEVs) among public and private medium-and-heavy duty (MHD) vehicles.

David Larson
News

N.C. Supreme Court agrees to block COVID-related suit targeting UNC, NCSU fees

The N.C. Supreme Court has granted a temporary stay in the case of UNC and N.C. State students challenging fees paid for services that were unavailable during the COVID-19 pandemic. The court issued the stay without comment Friday afternoon.

CJ Staff