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N.C. legislative leaders submit final brief in U.S. Supreme Court redistricting case

North Carolina’s Republican legislative leaders filed on Friday their final written arguments before the Moore v. Harper redistricting case heads to oral arguments at the U.S. Supreme Court. Oral arguments in the case are scheduled for Dec. 7.

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State Supreme Court dismisses request to compel action in amendments case

The N.C. Supreme Court has rejected a request to speed up the proceedings in a case involving challenged state constitutional amendments. The amendments would enshrine a voter identification requirement in the constitution and lower an existing cap on income tax rates. A Supreme Court order issued Thursday dismissed the request as “moot.”

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Voter ID, tax cap amendment critics urge state Supreme Court to speed legal process

Lawyers representing the N.C. NAACP want the state Supreme Court to jump-start action in a case challenging state constitutional amendments for voter ID and a lower state income tax cap. In a brief filed Tuesday, the NAACP’s lawyers accuse state Appeals Court judges of holding up the case’s transfer to a Wake County trial judge.

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UNC System claims ‘massive liability’ from suit over fees paid during COVID shutdown

The University of North Carolina System argues that a recent N.C. Court of Appeals decision exposes the university to “massive liability.” The decision would allow students from N.C. State and UNC-Chapel Hill to sue over fees paid during COVID-19 campus shutdowns. University officials filed paperwork Tuesday asking the N.C. Supreme Court to take up the case.

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N.C. Supreme Court Democrats order forced money transfer for Leandro spending

The N.C. Supreme Court is ordering state government officials to transfer what is likely to be hundreds of millions of dollars out of the state’s treasury to fund a court-ordered education plan. In a 4-3 party-line vote, the court’s Democratic justices overruled Republican colleagues and rejected Republican lawmakers’ arguments in the long-running Leandro case. GOP lawmakers had argued that a forced money transfer would violate the state constitution’s separation of powers.

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Homebuilders jump into N.C. Supreme Court case over disputed Ashe asphalt plant

The N.C. Home Builders Association is taking an interest in a legal fight over a proposed Ashe County asphalt plant. The case addresses “an issue of critical importance to the homebuilding industry,” according to a brief filed Tuesday with the N.C. Supreme Court.

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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.

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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.

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