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Job Posting for Supreme Court Clerk

As we discussed previously, the Supreme Court finds itself in need of a new clerk. Are you interested in applying? Do you know someone who might be? Here is the job posting from the Supreme Court:
The North Carolina Supreme Court seeks a qualified Clerk of Court to serve as the Court’s executive officer overseeing the management of the Clerk’s Office and supervision of the professional staff within the

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Chief Justice Martin Addresses Senate Bill 698

On Tuesday, October 24, 2017, Chief Justice Mark Martin issued the following statement about Senate Bill 698, which seeks to amend the North Carolina Constitution to provide for two-year terms for all judges and justices in North Carolina:

Statement of Chief Justice Mark Martin on Senate Bill 698
Nowhere in America do voters elect their general jurisdiction judges for two-year terms of office. This is as it should be. Electing judges

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AJEI Offers Great Appellate CLE

The Appellate Judges Education Institute is being held in Long Beach, California from November 2-5.  Though the time to register is short, AJEI is a great chance to meet appellate advocates from across the country and hear presentations on a wealth of topics.  It is sponsored by Duke University School of Law so a lot of local talent attends.  Here’s a link to the web site.   I hope to see you there.

–Bob

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Preserving Sentencing Errors Just Got More Confusing

In State v. Meadows, the Court of Appeals determined that sentencing errors not preserved with a timely request, objections, or motion are waived under Appellate Rule 10(a)(1).  In doing so, the Meadows court 1) declined to follow a prior line of cases holding that Appellate Rule 10(a)(1) was inapplicable to sentencing issues, 2) applied the recently created exception to the In re Civil Penalty rule [previously blogged on here],

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Judicial Primaries–Including Appellate Primaries–Have Been Eliminated

The 2018 judicial primaries–including those for open Court of Appeals and Supreme Court seats–have been eliminated.  With the senate and the house voting to override the Governor’s veto by substantial margins, Senate Bill 656, the “Electoral Freedom Act of 2017,” has become law.

The law (Session Law 2017-124) provides:
No 2018 Primary for Judicial Offices. – Notwithstanding G.S. 163-106, no party primaries shall be held for candidates seeking the following offices in

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Back To The Fold: Vacant Supreme Court Clerk Position Being Filled By Familiar Face

As recently reported, Bryan Boyd stepped down as Clerk of the Supreme Court on Friday. We will miss Bryan, but wish him all the best in his new position.  Bryan’s exit had the potential to create a gaping hole in the leadership of the Clerk’s office. The Supreme Court, however, has found an ingenious solution to its dilemma: the return of Christie Cameron Roeder.

Before retiring in June 2016,

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