Government and Administrative Law

Map Act Affects NC Landowners

The Map Act of North Carolina, passed in 1987, allowed the state to designate sects of land as future highway corridors. Owners of the designated land were not allowed to subdivide or build on their property. Last year, the Supreme Court ruled the Map Act unconstitutional. Now, the DOT is dragging their feet on determining…

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Defamation Suit by Former NC Democratic Party staffer moves forward

RALEIGH, N.C. – A former staff member’s defamation suit against the North Carolina Democratic party will move forward. Judge Howard Manning heard pretrial arguments Tuesday morning in Wake County Superior Court. Lawyers for Adriadn Ortega argued party chairman David Parker defamed their client in an April 19 news conference. As part of discovery, Manning ordered…

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Residents take NC DOT to court over stalled NC 540 project

Raleigh, N.C. — Dozens of Wake County property owners were in court Monday supporting a civil lawsuit against the North Carolina Department of Transportation over stalled plans to extend the N.C. Highway 540 loop around Wake County. http://www.wral.com/traffic/story/11041594/

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Jury Selection begins tomorrow in Edwards trial

The criminal trial of former North Carolina senator John Edwards begins April 23rd, and jury selection begins tomorrow. The former democratic presidential candidate is hoping that eventual jury will clear him of alleged campaign finance violations, and keep him from being sent to prison. Raleigh attorney Kieran Shanahan told NBC-17, he expects the selection to…

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WRAL.com: Moore Charter school, state settle dispute

Raleigh, N.C. — A Moore County charter school and state education officials have settled their dispute over attempts to revoke the school’s charter. The State Board of Education voted in March against renewing the charter for the Academy of Moore County, which is based in Aberdeen and serves 174 students from four counties in kindergarten…

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Lawsuit filed against five board members of Moore Country public charter school

VASS, N.C. – The Sandhills Theatre Arts Renaissance School (STARS), three of its directors, and its parent-teacher organization have filed a lawsuit against five members of the school’s board of directors, who hold a controlling block vote on the school’s board. STARS, a North Carolina Public Charter School, is located in the Moore County town…

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