Tag:Supreme

  • Friday Interview: U.S. Supreme Court Returns Next Week

    RALEIGH — The U.S. Supreme Court could face another round of critical cases as it returns to work this month. Ilya Shapiro, senior fellow in constitutional studies at the Cato Institute and editor-in-chief of the Cato Supreme Court Review, recently traveled to Raleigh to discuss highlights from the last Supreme…

  • State Supreme Court Rules in Raleigh Zoning Dispute

    RALEIGH — In a potential significant ruling, the N.C. Supreme Court has overturned a lower-court decision about the standards necessary to challenge the issuance of a zoning permit. The case involves several Raleigh businesses challenging a special-use permit issued for the construction of an “adult entertainment” establishment. The high court…

  • Public Housing Shielded from Suits

    RALEIGH — It is well-established law that local governments generally cannot be sued for torts. However, does this prohibition extend to public-housing authorities? The answer, according to the N.C. Supreme Court, is yes. Tyrone Horton grew up in a Raleigh public-housing complex. The unit contained significant quantities of lead paint,…

  • Landlords Now Face Liability

    RALEIGH — The N.C. Supreme Court ruled June 25 that landlords can he held liable under certain circumstances for bites inflicted by tenants’ dogs. The ruling represents a significant change in case law. Traditionally, it has required that a bite victim must prove that a dog was vicious and that…

  • DSS Case Sets Precedent

    RALEIGH — The Home School Legal Defense Association says that the North Carolina Supreme Court’s precedent-setting Stumbo ruling — involving a home-schooling family's refusal to allow social workers to interview children privately — has already affected another action by child-protection services. The Court ruled in July that the DSS actions…