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After Further Review, the Ruling on the Field Stands

Last month, Beth blogged about an opinion from the Court of Appeals dismissing an appeal for eight appellate rules violations. This month, the Court withdrew its opinion, issued a new opinion finding seven-ish appellate rules violations, and dismissed the appeal again.

The returning case is Ramsey v. Ramsey, a family law case involving a contempt order. Beth had noted that certain of the eight errors identified by Judge Zachary—including compliance

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Now Hiring: Supreme Court of North Carolina

The Supreme Court of North Carolina currently is hiring for 6 positions—five of which require a J.D. The positions are:

General Counsel & Chief of Staff to the Chief Justice
Administrative Counsel to the Chief Justice
Research Assistant II (2 separate positions)
Supreme Court Staff Attorney
Executive Assistant III

All of these positions will report directly to Chief Justice Beasley. The application period closes on Monday for three of

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Judge Mark Davis Elevated to the North Carolina Supreme Court

On Monday, Governor Roy Cooper appointed Judge Mark Davis to the Associate Justice seat recently vacated by now-Chief Justice Beasley. Soon-to-be Justice Davis has served on the North Carolina Court of Appeals since 2012. Ironically, Judge Davis’s appointment to the Court of Appeals in 2012 was to fill the vacant seat created by then-Judge Beasley’s elevation to the Supreme Court.

Before serving on the Court of Appeals, Judge Davis

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Cheri Beasley Sworn in as 29th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina

Cheri Beasley took the formal oath today at her investiture ceremony, becoming the 29th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina and the first African-American woman to hold the post.

As over a thousand spectators looked on—in person in the Supreme Court courtroom and by video feed in the Court’s History Room, the State Capitol building, and First Baptist Church—Chief Justice Beasley accepted the mantle to lead

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