Latest North Carolina Supreme Court News

EXPLAINER: How Supreme Court case could alter US House seats

Dec. 06, 2022 11:27 AM EST

Partisan gerrymandering is back before the U.S. Supreme Court in a case stemming from the latest attempt by North Carolina's Republican-led legislature to draw U.S. House districts favoring GOP candidates. The question justices will consider Wednesday is whether state courts can rely...

Supreme Court weighs 'most important case' on democracy

Dec. 04, 2022 17:20 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is about to confront a new elections case, a Republican-led challenge asking the justices for a novel ruling that could significantly increase the power of state lawmakers over elections for Congress and the presidency. The court is set to hear...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Nov. 16, 2022 14:47 PM EST

Greensboro News and Record. November 14, 2022. Editorial: Gun deaths are new norm On the same day a memorial honoring the 26 victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting opened to the public on Sunday, another tragedy. Police have arrested...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Nov. 10, 2022 19:49 PM EST

Charlotte Observer/Raleigh News and Observer. November 9, 2022. Editorial: North Carolina dodged a GOP tsunami in the midterms, but it’s still bleeding red It wasn’t a tsunami — and maybe it wasn’t quite a wave, either — but North Carolina is still seeing...

Republicans retake control of North Carolina Supreme Court

Nov. 09, 2022 12:59 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Two Republicans running for seats on the North Carolina Supreme Court beat their Democratic opponents Tuesday, flipping the partisan makeup of the high court in Republicans’ favor for the first time since 2016. Republicans now hold a 5-2 majority on the panel. ...

Why AP called North Carolina Senate race for Ted Budd

Nov. 09, 2022 00:04 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — WHY AP CALLED NORTH CAROLINA FOR TED BUDD Republican U.S. Rep. Ted Budd lagged in early North Carolina vote counts but caught up to Democrat Cheri Beasley when totals from Election Day itself were tallied. That led The Associated Press to call the Senate race for...

Fall candidates, PACs spend $15M in 2 NC Supreme Court races

Nov. 05, 2022 09:46 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A massive amount of money has been spent in a pair of North Carolina Supreme Court elections next week that could decide the court's partisan tilt for several years. A review of campaign finance reports due this week and other filings with the State Board of...

North Carolina high court backs move forcing school spending

Nov. 04, 2022 18:10 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A local North Carolina judge had the power to transfer large amounts of taxpayer dollars from government coffers to state agencies to carry out a plan to address longstanding education inequities, the state Supreme Court ruled on Friday. In another landmark...

NC Supreme Court to hear voter ID arguments next month

Sep. 12, 2022 12:14 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Oral arguments over the constitutionality of North Carolina's photo voter identification law will be held next month, the state Supreme Court has decided in another ruling determined along partisan lines. In a 4-3 decision, the justices who are registered as...