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A new N.C. Supreme Court order confirms that the court's justices are considering whether to remove two colleagues from hearing a high-profile case involving voter ID. Carolina Journal was first to report that the court's four Democrats were contemplating the move that would block two Republican justices from taking part in the case.

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RALEIGH — The N.C. Supreme Court split 4-3 today (Friday) while ruling against defendants in a pair of cases involving satellite-based monitoring of convicted sex offenders.

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There is nothing new about the idea that blood runs thick in politics. The list of prominent American political figures and families who have championed and facilitated the political careers of children, spouses, siblings, nieces, nephews, in-laws and the like is a long one.

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RALEIGH — Felons who registered to vote in North Carolina during an 11-day window between recent court rulings will be allowed to vote in upcoming elections. The state Supreme Court ruled Friday in favor of those quick-acting prospective voters.

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It would be outrageous.

It would be unprecedented.

It would damage the credibility and validity of North Carolina’s highest court for decades.

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RALEIGH — A lawsuit challenging N.C. constitutional amendments for voter identification and a lower state income tax cap has been removed from today's calendar of state Supreme Court oral arguments.

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RALEIGH — After splitting along party lines just twice in their first six months together, the current lineup of the N.C. Supreme Court has produced four more 4-3 partisan splits today. Democrats hold the one-seat majority on the state's highest court.

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PEMBROKE — Cale Lowery discovered a passion for politics at an age younger than most. In 2009, he was captivated while watching the first inauguration of former President Barack Obama. Lowery was 6. 

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When a man gets caught driving 94 miles per hour in a 65 mph zone, few of us would expect his court case to attract much attention.

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RALEIGH — The N.C. Supreme Court has thrown out a lawsuit against owners of an Orange County quarry. Chief Justice Paul Newby’s opinion in the case focuses attention on the fundamental importance of the right to petition government.

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