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Petition Allowed: The Beasley Court Adds Its First Discretionary Cases

The Supreme Court released a batch of orders today, denying review in many cases (as usual) but also granting review in six cases. These six grants—the first from the new Beasley Court—cover issues ranging from federal immigration enforcement by local law enforcement agencies to defamation and Batson challenges. First up are the habeas petitions of two immigrants detained by the sheriff of Mecklenburg County. In Chavez v. Carmichael, the petitioners …Read More

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 with …Read More